Crispy Tater Tots | Crispy Potato Bites
Traditional tater tots or crispy potato bites are perfect tea-time snack and also kids friendly finger food.
Potato recipes, Quick Appetizers
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
water to boil potatoes
Boil potatoes for 3 - 4 whistles.
Remove from cooker when pressure releases.
Peel off skin and allow it to cool for sometime.
Keep in refrigerator for some 10 minutes to cool completely.
Now take out potatoes and grate using a cheese grater. (Don't mash)
Add flour, salt, chilli flakes and herbs.
Mix it gently.
Take out small portion and give it a small cylinder shape.
Grease your palms to avoid sticking.
Make small cylindrical tots from mixture.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
When oil is hot enough drop tots into it.
If oil is too hot then reduce it to medium flame. (else it will burn from out only)
Make sure tots are equally getting cooked from all sides by turning tots once or twice.
Remove from oil once these are golden and crisp.
Place on paper napkin to soak excess oil.
Serve hot with desired sauce or dip.
Some tips to get perfect tots
Don't over boil potatoes as it will turn mashy and gummy. You need par boiled potatoes.
If not convenient with pressure cooker, use open pan for boiling potato cubes and check with help of fork.
Never add flour to hot potatoes. It will turn sticky and gummy
Also use refrigerated boiled potatoes.
To increase crispiness, instead of boiling deep-fry or roast pieces of potatoes in oven. Then shred to smaller chunks and combine with flour/ starch.
You can eliminate refined flour and add only cornstarch (2 tbsp) while mixing.
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