Cheddar Tater Tots

Ever since my first experience with homemade tater tots, I’ve been on a serious kick. I want to make them and eat them all the time. I guess it is the kid in me coming out. Either way, homemade tater tots are totally awesome.

We had some for lunch over the weekend after a morning of serious cleaning and grocery shopping. What can I say? We needed the nourishment. I added in some cheddar and they absolutely hit the spot. Even though it made a huge serving per person, I could have eaten more. Tater tots are seriously dangerous. Tater tots loaded with cheddar cheese are even more dangerous. Be aware, you’ll devour.

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Cheddar Tater Tots
Recipe type: snack, appetizer, breakfast, kid-friendly, vegetarian
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Serves: 4

  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup flour
  • generous salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, slice potatoes into thin slivers. You can also grate them if you choose but I am far too lazy for that. Transfer the potatoes to a large towel. Wrap the towel around all of the potatoes, hold them over the sink and squeeze like a sponge to rid the potatoes of all their moisture. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl.
  3. Add the cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and flour to the potatoes and mix well.
  4. Heat about ¼ to ½ inch of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  5. While the oil heats, form your tots. Take a large teaspoon full of potato mixture and mold it into a tot shape.
  6. Drop the tots into the pan and fry them until golden brown. Flip and repeat with the other side then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Once all finished, transfer the tots to your baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. This will ensure they are completely cooked through and will be very crispy.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.


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