These aren't your average tots! Loaded with cheese, they're yummy on their own or dipped in your favorite sauce. They freeze well for later use as well!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
24 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 4 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
48 tots
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add whole potatoes; boil until just soft, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Shred potatoes using a food processor. Transfer to a large bowl; allow to cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix Cheddar cheese, fontina cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and black pepper into potatoes until well combined. Shape 2 tablespoons of potato mixture at a time into thick disk shapes.

  • Pour flour into a bowl. Whisk eggs together in a separate bowl. Pour panko into a separate bowl. Roll potato disks in flour, coat with egg, and roll in panko.

  • Heat 2 inches oil in a heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry tots in batches until crispy and golden, about 4 minutes. Cool on a paper towel-lined tray, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

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

251 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 77.7mg 26% DV; sodium 345.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2018
These would've been a 5 if they weren't a little time consuming. I won't use a food processor so hubby made them. We deep fried instead of frying to save on mess. We were going to freeze left overs since it says they freeze well but they were to good to get them into the freezer. He'll take to work IF there are leftovers after dinner tonight. It doesn't say how to warm up if they would've but probably would've tried to microwave them. I would like him to try using 2 oz of cheddar cheese next time though. The fontina cheese makes them creamy tasting. Since we were short on fontina while he was at the store getting more I had to watched the potatoes. I shut them off & drained but I think they might've cooked to long from residual heat which is our mistake. Will make again when we're sure we have enough fontina cheese in the house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2018
These would've been a 5 if they weren't a little time consuming. I won't use a food processor so hubby made them. We deep fried instead of frying to save on mess. We were going to freeze left overs since it says they freeze well but they were to good to get them into the freezer. He'll take to work IF there are leftovers after dinner tonight. It doesn't say how to warm up if they would've but probably would've tried to microwave them. I would like him to try using 2 oz of cheddar cheese next time though. The fontina cheese makes them creamy tasting. Since we were short on fontina while he was at the store getting more I had to watched the potatoes. I shut them off & drained but I think they might've cooked to long from residual heat which is our mistake. Will make again when we're sure we have enough fontina cheese in the house. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
They turned out great! Read More
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