"Would you like tots with that?!" Our homemade tater tots are an easy way to add a creative and craveable flair to any menu. Loaded with mashed potatoes these tots are full of flavor with an upscale-inspired version of everyone's favorite school lunch treat! Ingredients Servings 4 8 24 48 80 100 Mashed Potatoes | Serves 4 2 each Russet Potatoes, 1" dice 1/2 cup Whole Milk 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted 1 tsp Kosher Salt Loaded Tots | Serves 4 1 1/2 cups Mashed Potatoes, (from above) 1 each Egg, beaten 4 slices Bacon 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded 1/2 tsp McCormick Culinary ® Onion Powder 1/2 tsp McCormick Culinary ® Garlic Powder Oil, as needed for deep frying Garnish | Serves 4 Sour Cream Scallions, slivered Procedure For the Mashed Potatoes: Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Salt liberally. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drain potatoes and run under cold water to stop the cooking process.
Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat on lowest setting until potatoes are mashed. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. For the Tots: Preheat fryer to 350°F. In a large bowl, gently fold together potatoes, egg, bacon, flour, cheese, and seasonings. Using a #30 scoop, portion out tots and form into cylinders.
Place panko in a shallow dish. Roll each tot in panko until evenly coated. Fry until golden brown. For Garnish & Serving: Serve immediately with sour cream on the side, garnish with scallions. CHEF’s TIP!
After tots are rolled in panko, they can be frozen and held for up to 2 weeks.
For a healthier alternative to frying, try our baking option: bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
This recipe makes 12-16 sized tots as pictured, larger or smaller, based on your preference/service needs. Each serving shown would be approximately 3-4 tots per serving.
Recipe type: Appetizers Cuisine: Cheesesteak NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving) Calories: 450 Sodium: 740 mg Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein: 12 g