Tater tots are pieces of deep-fried, grated potatoes served as a side dish. They are recognized for their cylindrical shape and crispy exterior. “Tater Tots” is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida (a division of the H. J. Heinz Company) that is often used as a generic term.
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1 cup vegetable oil
Step 1: in a large saucepan place potatoes and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and until parboiled cook it, about 6-7 minutes; drain well and let cool.
Step 2: Finely shred potatoes by using a box grater. Drain potatoes completely by using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, removing as much water as possible.
Step 3: To a large bowl, transfer potatoes. Stir in flour, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and dill; season with salt and pepper, to taste. The mixture should be workable but dry. Form potatoes into tots.
Step 4: In a large stockpot, heat vegetable oil.
Step 5: Add tots to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and until evenly golden and crispy cook it, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Step 6: Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
So, now you can make this most favorite dish at your home easily.