A delicious recipe for American Tater Tots, tater tots are similar to hash browns with a few differences. Tater tots are a great side dish with almost any meal and can also be a great snack by themselves.
Wash and peel potatoes, using a medium fine cheese grater, grate potatoes
Strain all the excess water from the potatoes, you need your grated potatoes to be very dry so either use a sieve and press them hard, or place them in a clean kitchen cloth and make a tourniquet using a wooden spoon. Press until no more water comes out.
Mix in all the other ingredients, its best to use your hands so you can get it all well blended.
Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, get some grated potato mix and press it hard in your palm to remove the last bit of water. Shape in to a ball and set aside.
To fry the Tater Tots you will need enough vegetable oil for them to be covered up to the middle point. Fry at a medium high heat until golden brown. Then turn around to fry the other side. Place on a paper plate lined with two paper towels to drain the excess oil.
You can spice up your Tater tots and make them Loaded Tater tots, get creative. You can add bacon, cheese bits or any other filling you can imagine.