Does anyone else think of Napolean Dynamite when they are served or eat tater tots? Here is your friendly reminder
. For some reason, it was the stupidest movie of all time, but I watched it too many times than I would like to remember. My mom first made these “tots” for my brother and sister-in-law’s gender reveal party
. I was pretty smitten by them and ended up eating more than my fair share of them. I ended up putting them on the menu for myself the following week.
They are not hard to make and I was able to prep them beforehand so that I could concentrate on the burgers when dinnertime rolled around. While Blair was stationed at the grill, I was working on frying them up. They come together fairly quickly and were a lot easier to make than I expected. I ended up making the entire recipe and then froze half of them for a later time. I will have to report back to you if I have success with it. My logs of dough were nowhere near perfect, but as you call tell from the picture they plumped up beautifully once fried. I absolutely adored
the addition of the fresh rosemary. During the party at my parents’ house, I thought my sister Melissa
was going to smack me because I believe I said it about five times. These will be a nice rotation as a side dish on those occasional burger nights.
6 medium starchy potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons finely grated onion
4 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
Finely ground black pepper
Oil, for frying
What you’ll do:
Peel, cube, and boil the potatoes until tender. Drain, let cool slightly. Pass the potatoes through a ricer into a mixing bowl. Combine with the grated onion, flour, egg and minced rosemary and season with salt and pepper. On a floured surface, roll into 1-inch-thick logs and cut into tots.
Heat the frying oil in a deep fryer to 350°F or heat a few inches of oil in a large Dutch oven. Fry the tots in small batches, do not overcrowd them. Season the cooked tots with a little extra salt.
Source: Rachael Ray, December 2011