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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!

Recipe Summary

25 mins
24 mins
15 mins
1 hr 4 mins
48 tots


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


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

  • 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; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 77.7mg; sodium 345.5mg. Full Nutrition