Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Recipe: Home Made Tater Tots

Tater Tots3 cups cold mashed potatoes (skin on is fine)

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs

1 T chives

2 T bacon bits

1/3 cup cheddar cheese

Salt and Pepper or Season Salt

oil, for frying

3 cups Panko

1 1/2 cups Cracker Crumbs or flour

Mash cold potatoes until crumbly, add in chives, bacon and cheddar cheese and seasonings. Taste to see if seasonings are at the right level. Stir in flour and eggs. Mix well. Combine Panko and cracker crumbs. I used a cookie dough scoop to spoon out the mashed potato mixture into the panko crumbs. Roll in crumb mixture, patting lightly to get the crumbs to better adhere.

Heat oil. Fry in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

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  1. My mom used to make potato pancakes this way. We kids loved them!

    ~Nancy Jill

  2. I just thought of this, but a side of ranch dressing for dipping would be delicious! I love loaded baked potatoes, prob the reason why I really enjoy these.

    The one time I tried to make potato pancakes, they fell all to pieces! A cooking FAIL to the tenth power!