Tater Tots!



Yup. Tater Tots!

I’m not joking.

I made them in our tiny kitchen, and they were super easy!

For some reason, I assumed that tater tots would be a complicated endeavor involving multiple ingredients.

But, like most of the best things in life, they are incredibly simple.

And they only take 4 ingredients.

  • Baked potatoes
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • Vegetable oil for frying

I made these for the Super Bowl, and man did they make great Game Day snacks!

I used 2 potatoes and got about 40 tots.

Start by preheating your oven to 400 and then baking potatoes as you would for ordinary baked potatoes. Leave yourself enough time for them to cool completely before making the tots.


Peel the potatoes (why you want them to be completely cooled) and use a box grater to shred them.


Place shredded potatoes in bowl.


Add flour and salt and then mix.


When mixed, it’s time to form the tots.

I tried my hands first.


But after 2 or 3 tots, my hands were a sticky potatoey mess.

So I pulled out two teaspoons and used those to form my tots.


Line up the tots on a plate as you make them.


Now it’s time to get the oil ready. You want a sturdy pot with fairly high sides. Pour in enough for there to be 1 inch of oil on the bottom. Heat over mediu. The oil is hot and ready when you still a wooden spoon in and bubbles for around it. (Or, you can use a thermometer and check for 350, but this lil kitchen doesn’t have room for all those fancy tools).

When the oil is hot, carefully drop in a few tots. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Also, don’t walk away. They go fast. About 2 minutes per side.


When golden brown, pull out the tots and place them on a paper towel-lined dish.


Get your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy your tots on the couch, in your sweats, with the game on.