Homemade Tots

Homemade Tots

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Yield: 80-100 tots

Ingredients
  • 6 medium starchy potatoes, such as Idahos, peeled and cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated onion
  • 1/4 cup flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • Pepper
  • Peanut oil or vegetable oil, for frying
Directions
  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of well-salted boiling water until tender. Drain the potatoes well and pass them through a ricer into a large bowl. Add the grated onion (grate it right over the bowl), flour, egg, and rosemary; season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. On a floured surface, roll the potato mix into 1-inch-thick logs and cut into tots.
  3. Fill a countertop fryer with oil or pour a few inches of oil into a large Dutch oven. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F. (The oil is ready when a 1-inch cube of white bread cooks to golden brown in 40 seconds.) Fry the tots in small batches until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season the cooked tots with a little extra salt.
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