Homemade Tater Tots

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Heather Christo

A delicious way to use leftover mashed potatoes.

Top Review by Rebekah of SFD

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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