Store bought Tater Tots are preferred by many, but homemade tater tots are everyone’s favorite. Our easy to follow Tater Tots Recipe, will convince you to never buy them from the store again. You can serve Tater Tots as a side dish and by choosing the right side dish you can turn it into a main meal as well. Serve it Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, continue reading for detail about this recipe, and enjoy!
How To Make Tater Tots?
Tater Tots recipe is one of the easiest to follow and it is made with ingredients that are easily available at your home. You will need water to boil the potatoes, Idaho potatoes around half kg or 3 to 4. Then to add taste you will need 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and add salt according to your liking. Later, you will need cornmeal to coat the tater tots in and vegetable oil to deep fry them.
In a saucepan, add peeled and diced Idaho potatoes. Fill the saucepan with water to boil them. Then on medium high flame, bring them to a boil and as the water boils, turn the flame to medium and let them simmer in it for fifteen minutes.
After the said time, check with a knife if the potatoes have tendered or not. Make sure there is a little resistance left in them, this shall help them turn out crunchy and crispy.
In a strainer, dish out the boiled potatoes. Then grate or mash them. It is wise to grate them because the strands make them tastier. Then little by little, start squeezing the potatoes so they turn dry and the moisture does not spoil the crunchy tater tots.
In another bowl, put the squeezed out, boiled potatoes and add garlic powder, salt and black pepper powder. Mix them well.
Shape the tater tots into small cylinders or any shape of your preference. Then coat them lightly into cornmeal.
Refrigerate them for a while. Meanwhile in a deep frying pan, pour some oil and heat it up on a medium high flame. Before adding potato tots in them, turn the flame into medium low so the tater tots do not turn dark brown immediately. Let them take their time and as they start to turn golden brown, dish them out on a tissue paper and let it soak the excess oil.
Serve these hot homemade tater tots with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce and you will never want to have them from anywhere else.
Loaded Tater Tots
Loaded Tater Tots is one of the tastiest and well-appreciated variants of Tater Tots. Top it with sauces, cheese,or dressings, and it will become your one of the go-to snacks of all times.
Prepare Tater Tots according to the instructions given above and spread them on an oven safe dish. Then mix 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream and ½ cup ranch dressing. Add a little black pepper powder to it and mix well.
On Potato Tots, pour this dressing, add half cup of dingolay Hot Sauce, grated cheese and green onions.
Then bake it in a preheated oven for almost 20 minutes. Serve the loaded tater tots with Dingolay Hot Sauce and refreshing drinks to enhance the taste and health benefits.
How to Store Homemade Tater Tots?
If you have an unfried batch of Tater Tots and you want to store them to save time you can freeze them to prepare tasty homemade tater tots for emergency cravings. Take a plate, spread a baking sheet on it, oil the sheet and put Tater Tots on it and freeze them. After a little while, when they have frozen, place them in a case and you can freeze them for up to two months. Also, if you have frozen Tater Tots coated in cornmeal, they will turn extra firm and crispy when you fry them. This is one of the tricks to make crunchy tater tots.
Assuming you have a fried batch of tater tots with you, we will suggest refrigerating them and not freezing. You can refrigerate them for up to 4 to 5 days. Simply microwave them, and you have an ideal snack. Moreover, you can prepare a lot of things out of this as well. For instance, you can make loaded tater tots recipe, tater tots sandwiches, tater tots pizza, etc.
Furthermore, you can customize the Tater Tots Recipe according to your liking. For instance, if you are looking for a vegetarian pizza, replace the regular chicken with Potato Tots and on pizza dough. Top with lots of cheese, bell peppers, onions, and other favorite toppings of your liking.
Follow our easy Tater Tots Recipe and we are sure you are going to love it. Try this tater tots recipe at home and let us know your best reviews about this amazing recipe.