Homemade Tater Tots

  • 35 mins
  • 6 ingredients


  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 1/2 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tbs onions, finely minced
  • oil for frying
  •  Quarter and peel the potatoes, then to a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook potatoes for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and completely cool the potatoes, then peel.
  • Using a box grater, grate the potatoes into a bowl. Place the potatoes into a clean dish towel and squeeze as much water out as possible.
  •  Add the potatoes to a large bowl, then add the flour, salt pepper and onion. Mix gently. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Fill a large sauce pan or deep fryer 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Use 1 1/2 tsp of the potato mixture to make each tot.
  • Shape the potato mixture gently until it is in the shape of a tater tot.
  • Fry a few at a time in the hot oil until they are golden brown. 3-5 minutes.

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