Ingredients

How to make it

  • Finely shred potatoes, then drain by placing them in a colander and pressing out the liquid.
  • Pour potatoes into a med sized bowl.
  • Stir in flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat 1/4" oil in heavy pan., or use deep fryer set at 350F.
  • Form into "tots" and carefully drop into oil.
  • Fry until slightly golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot or freeze for later use in tater tot casserole.
  • *To reduce fat, bake in single layer on a baking sheet at 400F until tots are crisp and golden.

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    " It was good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good recipe. See Tater Tots for more details. Going to use these in a casserole dish. I like the bake option.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefloren ate it and said...
    Outstanding Thank you very much for sharing this.
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    " It was excellent "
    sohaib55 ate it and said...
    better than sweet patato ones!!
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  • susanmay 4 years ago
    I think I'm going to give this a shot with sweet potatoes sometime! I'm excited to give it a try!!
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    I love homemade tater tots! I used a recipe from this site that is similar to this one except it had chives and cheddar cheese in it! Great stuff! Thanks Missdrea, for showing this in the "I Made It" group!
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    " It was excellent "
    missdrea ate it and said...
    so i finally got to make these. they are much better than parboiling. they turned out perfectly crispy. i froze these on a cookie sheet,threw them in a freezer bag, and baked them at 400. they were awesome w/ grilled hot dogs and homemade mac and cheese. i will make them again. thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    Thank you for this post.
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    " It was excellent "
    missdrea ate it and said...
    i have made tater tots before but the recipe said to parboil the potatoes first. they got a tad mushy in the center. i will try your recipe soon
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  • cherylannxo 6 years ago
    I absolutely love this idea. Love tater tots, always have the potatoes. Thanks for sharing.Have a wonderful day....Cheryl
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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    Oh wow great, my kids love tator tots but never made em from scratch before.
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    What a great idea! I will give it a whirl...
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Great recipe and another that my grands will love!
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    " It was excellent "
    ruskingirl ate it and said...
    Wow, what a brilliant idea, homemade tater tots. Who would have thought!! Thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Brilliant! I would have never thought to make homemade tater tots. I bet they're delicious. Great post, Kath - you rock! ;-)
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    Great! Never thought to make them myself...thanks! j
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    I love tater tots, I'm going to try these tonight ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    I love these..Thanks!
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