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Cheesy Tots


"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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1 h 4 m servings 251 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (48 tots)

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add whole potatoes; boil until just soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Shred potatoes using a food processor. Transfer to a large bowl; allow to cool, about 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 251 calories; 10.6 g fat; 33.7 g carbohydrates; 10.1 g protein; 78 mg cholesterol; 346 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 ov...

They turned out great!