Homemade Crispy Tater Tots
These homemade tater tots are party-perfect appetizers and also great finger food. These are vegan and no less than store bought tater tots.
Potato recipes, Quick Appetizers, tater tots
Dutch oven/ pot
(oregano, dill, or any seasoning of choice)
salt & pepper
vegetable oil for deep frying
Peel off potatoes and put in dutch oven or large pot.
Boil for 8 - 10 minutes or till its par-boiled.
Remove from heat.
Allow it to cool completely before mixing other ingredients.
Keep in refrigerator for some 10 minutes to cool completely.
Next grate potatoes using a cheese grater. (Don't mash them)
Add flour, salt, chilli flakes and herbs to the potatoes.
Mix it gently.
Take out small portion and press it lightly giving a 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.
Air-Fryer Tater Tots
Grease the air-fryer basket with a tsp of olive oil.
Place the frozen tots inside the basket.
Set the temperature at 400 F for 15 minutes and air-fry.
Toss them once half-way cooking at 7.5 minutes of cooking.
Oil-free tater tots are ready in just 15 minutes.
Serve them hot with any dip/ ketchup.
Baked Tater Tots
Preheat the oven at 425 degree F.
Place the tots and drizzle some oil or brush the tots with little oil.
Place the tray in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Afte
After 15 minutes remove the tray and turn the tots over and bake again for 10 - 15 minutes more.
Remove when tots are crispy and golden brown.
Serve hot with ketchup or any dips.
Some tips to get perfect tots
Don't over boil potatoes as it will turn mushy and gummy. You need parboiled potatoes.
If not convenient with a pressure cooker, use an open pot/ Dutch oven for boiling potato cubes and check with help of a 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 the oven. Then shred into smaller chunks and combine with flour/ starch.
You can eliminate refined flour and add only cornstarch (2 tbsp) while mixing for gluten free tots.
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