Tater Tots

Posted in : Air Fryer, Appetizers, Pre-prep, Recipe, Veggies on by : Nicole

This started as a weird conversation with our expat friends that live in Amsterdam. Amsterdam the land of all potatoes in all different way doesn’t have tater tots. Apparently this phenomenon is an american thing – go figure…

Shredded potatoes and spices!

So i did some research and found this recipe that looked pretty good. I was about to give it a try and we started the renovation on our kitchen which lead to us moving out and the potatoes getting tossed in a dark corner.

Finally we are back in the house. Still no counter (hello plywood and no clean up) but our appliances are in and some of my kitchen tools have been found and given new homes… I decided to try this recipe out and out my air fryer to give it a smidge more healthy – yup we are ignoring it is potatoes..

Tots in shape, ready for the air fryer

The plus side – this is just potatoes, spices and touch of flour to keep is all together nicely. Next up – sweet potato tots!

Tater Tots

Yield: 6 servings

Tater Tots

Found the original here in case you wanted to fry them up instead: https://damndelicious.net/2015/04/10/homemade-tater-tots/


  • 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
  • Optional spices:
  • Black river creole
  • Garlic chipotle
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until parboiled, about 6-7 minutes; drain well and let cool.
  2. Using a box grater, finely shred potatoes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain potatoes completely, removing as much water as possible.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and dill; season with salt and pepper, to taste. The mixture should be workable but dry. Form potatoes into tots.
  4. Preheat the air fryer
  5. Add enough tots to give them air and space to cook up
  6. 15-20 minutes should give you a nice brown, make sure to toss them during the cooking!


This is such a great option! I might make my own tots to bring camping…

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Amazing! Use your salt and pepper with abandon, and spice it up! Might go smaller so there is equal golden goodness to potato-ness…

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