Tater Bites or tots are bite-size potatoes (grated/mashed) formed into small cylinders, rolled into crumbs and deep-fried. These are often served as a side dish for burgers and chips just like french fries. The name “tater tot” is a registered trademark of the American frozen food company Ore-Ida, but is generally used as a common term. “Tater” (or short for potato).
*What are Italian Bread Crumbs? Italian bread crumbs are simply regular bread crumbs with Italian seasonings such as oregano and basil, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and garlic and onion powders.
1 cup cold mashed potatoes
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup Parmasen cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
Salt and pepper
1 tsp onion powder
Italian bread crumbs* (or any bread crumbs)
Oil for frying
- Combine all ingredients except the
crumbs shape or scoop into bite size as or cylinders shape. Roll in crumbs and fry in oil (you may also Air-fry or bake it in the oven).
- Tips: You can also add crumbled bacon or diced onions into the mixture before shaping into cylinders.
- Serve it with your favorite dippings like sour cream, cheese sauce, bbq sauce, or ketchup.
- Happy cooking and enjoy!