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…
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..
The plus side – this is just potatoes, spices and touch of flour to keep is all together nicely. Next up – sweet potato tots!
Air Fryer, Appetizers, Pre-prep, Recipe, Veggies
Servings: 6 servings
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
Black river creole
Red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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.
Using a box grater, finely shred potatoes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain potatoes completely, removing as much water as possible.
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.
Preheat the air fryer
Add enough tots to give them air and space to cook up
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…
Serves: 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.