Home-made Tater Tots Or Potato Gems

I love making tater tots almost as much as I do eating them. They make for great party food along with your favourite home-made dipping sauces. 🙂


Make them at home (instead of frozen from the shops) with your choice of seasonings knowing they contain only the best of ingredients.

This is one of those recipes where you don’t measure anything. It really depends on how many potatoes you are using. These you finely grate (we are making round potato fritters really) into a bowl.

You then sprinkle some flour evenly over the surface of the potatoes and mix everything together. That is the base mix and if it feels too wet to form into small balls you can add a bit more flour.


Now you add seasoning. I like small amounts of sweet paprika, parsley, italian herbs and garlic powder. I wonder what mix you will use.

They freeze well by the way, so make them in batches.

When you are happy with the seasoning and consistency, take small amounts of the mix and roll them by hand in to small balls. Pop the trays into the fridge until you are ready to cook them.

Now is also a perfect time to freeze them for later.


Bring a pan of oil to a gentle rolling boil.

Add a few tater tots to the oil and fry until they are golden brown. Then remove them to some paper towel to drain.




Serve them hot with a selection of dipping sauces.




Here are some more potato recipes and easy to prepare meals.

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