Never have to buy frozen store bought Tater Tots® anymore. This will be a good, more healthy recipe for kids and adults to remember their childhood favorite. Frozen-friendly! Serve immediately, garnished with parsley. Dip the tots in our famous Divine Kuizine Remoulade sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a pot; add cold water until potatoes are covered by 1 inch. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until potatoes are softened, about 10 minutes; drain. Cool until easily handled, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Shred potatoes into thin strips with a box grater; drain excess water. Place shredded potato into a large mixing bowl. Stir parsley, flour, salt, seasoned pepper, and onion powder into the potatoes until combined. Shape potato mixture into potato nuggets.

  • Heat peanut oil in a deep-fryer or large stockpot to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place potato nuggets in the fryer, 5 to 10 at a time. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1752 mg sodium. 28.5 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
The directions here are spot on. Boiling the potatoes first is an important step to get the perfect consistency for shaping the tots. This is obviously more time consuming than just opening up a bag of frozen ones but these are fun to make and you can control what spices go into them. I plan to play around with the flavors and even make spicy tots. I froze half of the batch to use at a later date and I am going to try baking them in the oven for a healthier alternative. I will update my review once I do. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2020
I questioned the amount of salt in the recipe. I should have listened to myself. Back to the drawing board for a better recipe Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
The directions here are spot on. Boiling the potatoes first is an important step to get the perfect consistency for shaping the tots. This is obviously more time consuming than just opening up a bag of frozen ones but these are fun to make and you can control what spices go into them. I plan to play around with the flavors and even make spicy tots. I froze half of the batch to use at a later date and I am going to try baking them in the oven for a healthier alternative. I will update my review once I do. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
The directions here are spot on. Boiling the potatoes first is an important step to get the perfect consistency for shaping the tots. This is obviously more time consuming than just opening up a bag of frozen ones but these are fun to make and you can control what spices go into them. I plan to play around with the flavors and even make spicy tots. I froze half of the batch to use at a later date and I am going to try baking them in the oven for a healthier alternative. I will update my review once I do. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2016
Absolutely amazing! Nailed it! Well done! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2020
I questioned the amount of salt in the recipe. I should have listened to myself. Back to the drawing board for a better recipe Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2019
Prepared this recipe staying as close as possible to the instructions. It was spur of the moment so I used vegetable instead of peanut oil & they were still very good. They passed the scrutiny of my 10 year old's expectations of her school's tater tots which she loves! I'm sure I will be making these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
Very simple and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
Really, really good just as is. When frying potatoes, oil temp is very important to keep the oil from soaking into the potato. Make sure the temp stays above 350 while cooking. I set mine at 356 & cooked them for about 6 minutes. Doubled the recipe and it made about 45 tots Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
Everyone loved them! Didn't make enough! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I added a 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper but it s not needed they are amazing Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2020
Wish the recipe had given better details on the amount of potatoes.....2 medium, 2 large, what? I peeled 6 small to medium potatoes and ended up with a little over a pound and half of grated potatoes after cooked. To this I added the seasonings.....WAY TOO MUCH. They held together great, loved the texture and will make again but will adjust the salt, pepper, and parsley. Read More