Homemade Tater-Tots

Homemade Tater-Tots


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Tater-tots are a fun and traditional favorite passed down from generation to generation. Living in the 21st century, we’ve grown accustom to the blandness of frozen already prepared sides and tater-tots are a commonality on that list. But with this recipe you can wow your tastebuds and enjoy them right at home!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 C. Canola oil, for frying
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

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In a deep-fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat enough canola oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 375 degrees F. Finely shred potatoes on a fine box grater. Season the potatoes with 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Put the potatoes into a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid. Put the potatoes into a medium-sized bowl along with the egg and mix well. Add the flour and stir to combine. Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. The mixture should be workable but still dry. Form the potatoes into balls or tots and fry, in batches, until golden brown, no more than 5 mins. Remove from fryer and drain on a paper towel lined tray. Immediately season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.

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