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Homemade tater tots

Kids and adults alike will love these homemade loaded tater tots full of cheese and sour cream.

 Loaded baked potato tater tots

No need to buy the frozen bags of tater tots when they're this easy to make at home! Add crumbled bacon to beef these up even more.

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Loaded baked potato tater tots recipe

Yields about 30


  • Canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds russet potatoes, baked
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat about 2 inches of canola oil in a large deep pot or deep fryer to about 375 degrees F.
  2. Peel the skin off the warm potatoes. Grate the peeled potatoes into a bowl.
  3. Add the egg, flour, cheese, green onions, sour cream and salt to the potatoes, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Form into tater tot shapes. Place on a baking sheet and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Working in batches, fry about 6 at a time, until golden brown and hot throughout. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve immediately with sour cream and chopped green onion.


To measure half an egg, crack the egg into a small measuring cup, whisk and pour out half.

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