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    Homemade Tater Tots

    Homemade Tater Tots. Photo by Heather Christo

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    10 mins

    5 mins

    Heather Christo's Note:

    A delicious way to use leftover mashed potatoes.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    tots

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium bowl mix together the cold mashed potatoes and the beaten eggs.
    2. 2
      Mix the flour inches Season with a little salt.
    3. 3
      Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Drop the potato mixture by the spoonful into the bowl of panko crumbs.
    4. 4
      Gently press the panko into the soft potato “tots.”.
    5. 5
      Place them on a sheet pan covered with a sheet of wax paper.
    6. 6
      Heat a small pot of oil to between 350-375 degrees F.
    7. 7
      Gently drop the tater tots into the hot oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are hot and golden.
    8. 8
      Pull the tater tots from the hot oil with a strainer and gently place them on a paper towel to drain.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt.
    10. 10
      Serve hot with ketchup and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2013

      45

      These were tasty and a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes as suggested. However, they do not have the same texture as regular tater tots. Next time I think I'll try brushing with olive oil & baking, rather than frying, as I don't really enjoy frying or the mess it makes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Tater Tots

    Serving Size: 1 (497 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2470.4
     
    Calories from Fat 2031
    82%
    Total Fat 225.7 g
    347%
    Saturated Fat 30.4 g
    152%
    Cholesterol 96.1 mg
    32%
    Sodium 1104.3 mg
    46%
    Total Carbohydrate 98.0 g
    32%
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    25%
    Sugars 7.5 g
    30%
    Protein 18.5 g
    37%

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