Tater tots are a popular potato snack in the United States. In Germany, you won’t find them in supermarkets. You can make your own with a simple recipe.
Typical American food might make you think citizens the and Nachos. Side dishes from the kitchen of the United States are less well known. Tater tots, a classic American side dish, are a delicious addition to many meals.
The name Tater Tots means something like “potato minis,” or little potatoes, and is actually the name of the company that invented them in 1953. Many Americans also use it as a name for a potato side dish.
Tater Tots are similar to German croquettes, but mashed from potatoes, balled, and then fried. Potato balls require a few ingredients.
We recommend going organic for Tater Tots. Of these organic farmingthey are not chemical-synthetic pesticides uses. So, for example, potatoes with an organic seal Demeter, organic land to eat natural place, be kind to your health and the environment. As a regional product, potatoes are also available throughout the year. They are fresh from the field from June to October and in stock the rest of the months.
Tater Tots require frying oil. There are a few things you should pay attention to when removing it. See: Ditch the Frying Oil: How You Can Do It Right
Here’s how to make Tater Tots
Crunchy Tater Tots
- Put up: about 45 minutes
- Cooking/cooking time: about 20 minutes
- People: 4 serving(s)
oil (for frying)
Peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water for about six minutes. So they shouldn’t be too hard, but they shouldn’t be completely cooked. Drain the water.
Cool the potatoes, then rub them on a fine grater.
Place the grated potatoes on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze until the liquid comes out.
Then mix the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients. If necessary, add a little more flour or water until the mixture comes together but is not too wet.
Form small balls from the potato mixture.
To fry, heat the oil in a pan until it reaches 170 degrees. It is best to use a thermometer for this. Alternatively, you can hold a wooden skewer in the oil and wait for small bubbles to rise.
Now place some of the balls in the oil so that they don’t touch. Fry the balls for about 3-4 minutes. Once they are golden brown, take them out and drain. Do this for all the Tater Tots at once.
Tater tots aren’t just versatile as a side dish
The most common is the crispy tater toppings for a variety of dishes, similar to how we serve croquettes in Germany. But the fried balls are very tasty as a main dish with various dips. Then they are suitable both as an independent meal and as a snack in the middle. Various sank Served with Tater Tots ranging from sweet to spicy. Some examples are:
For example, try it as a filling ingredient in one of the Tater Tots raw fruit and vegetable salad.
Variation: Zucchini and Tater Tots
If you want more variety, you can also substitute Zucchini and Tater Tots. Replace about 200 grams of potatoes with one zucchini. Then grate these very small and mix them into the potato mixture. You have to be very careful to squeeze out the liquid well with zucchini, as they contain more water than potatoes.
Zucchini parrot is especially good in summer because the vegetables are in season. Plus, the zucchini adds a little lightness to the sweet tots. For example, give it a fresh start with Zucchini Tater Tots yogurt.
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