Baked Tater Tots can be much more healthy – and just as delicious than the store-bought versions. Not to mention, it can save you a lot of money if you make your own!

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Homemade baked tater tots with our own ketchup

I don’t know why it took me so long to make baked tater tots from scratch. In fact, I just haven’t thought about them much until I recently started seeing bacon wrapped tater tots on Pinterest.  There is something special about the memories of indulging in a comfort meal as you did when you were a child.  Tater tots were served for late night and last-minute dinners at our house, but always a welcome sight at the dinner table for us kids. Although they always looked and tasted delicious, I knew that I had to find a way to make these little potato treats myself.

After a few attempts, I found the perfect combination of a crisp outer texture with a soft and warm center. The best part of all, I was able to achieve that without frying them in oil!  Feel free to add various flavors to your mixture to make them perfect for you and your family!

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I used Russet Potatoes for this recipe
baked tater tots
Shred your parboiled potatoes with a grater
baked tater tots
Mix seasonings into your potatoes
baked tater tots
Form into small logs for the traditional tater tot look
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Turn to brown on each side
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Baked tater tos ready to be eaten!

Baked Tater Tots

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425° F

1. If using large potatoes, cut in half or quarters and place in a large saucepan covered with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 6-7 minutes until parboiled. Drain well and let cool.

2. Using a box grater with the large grid, finely shred potatoes. Drain potatoes on a towel, removing as much water as possible.

3. Transfer shredded potatoes to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and dill; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. Form potatoes into tots.

5. Place tots on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning on each side while baking.

Serve immediately

HINT** May be frozen by placing cooked and cooled tots in a freezer safe container. To reheat bake at 400°F for 15-17 minutes or until heated through.

Enjoy!

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Mary and Jim



baked tater tots

Baked Tater Tots

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F
  2. If using large potatoes, cut in half or quarters and place in a large saucepan covered with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 6-7 minutes until parboiled. Drain well and let cool.
  3. Using a box grater with the large grid, finely shred potatoes. Drain potatoes on a towel, removing as much water as possible.
  4. Transfer shredded potatoes to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and dill; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Form potatoes into tots.
  6. Place tots on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning on each side while baking.
  7. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

HINT** May be frozen by placing cooked and cooled tots in a freezer safe container. To reheat bake at 400°F for 15-17 minutes or until heated through.

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