Kickin' Jalapeno Tater Tots #5FIX

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by pamelavachon

5-Ingredient Fix Contest Entry. Your friends and family will think you a genius when you dazzle them with these spicy homemade tots. You need not tell them how easy they were to make.

Top Review by vachonml

These taste great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • canola oil, for frying
  • 2 cups Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 cup minced jalapenos or 14 cup pickled jalapeno chili
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided


  1. Fill a heavy saucepan with canola oil to about 2 inches deep and place over medium high heat. Using a candy thermometer, heat oil until it reaches 325 degrees.
  2. Place shredded hash browns in food processor (working in batches if necessary) and pulse until pieces are broken down into smaller bits. 8 - 10 pulses.
  3. Place chopped hash browns in a bowl and add cornstarch, peppers, and 1 tsp salt. Mix to combine.
  4. Shape mixture into tots or small balls about 3/4" in diameter.
  5. Working in batches, fry tots in canola oil until golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes each batch. Remove tots with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel lined plate or sheet pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp salt. Serve immediately.

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