Tater Tots

  • 4 Servings
  • -15mPrep Time
  • 30mCook Time
  • 15mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Appetizers and snacks
  • Main Ingredient : Potatoes
  • Chef : Jason Vincent

The secret to Nightwood's tots: "cooking the potatoes in a very specific way, which yields a flavorful result and crispy outer crust."


2-3 large russet potatoes Canola oil Salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roast potatoes until they reach internal temperature of 155 degrees.
  • Allow them to cool to room temperatures and then refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, peel them and then grate with a box grater. Season lightly with salt.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to form little balls.
  • Put the balls on a baking sheet and freeze overnight.
  • Heat a few inches of the canola oil in a deep, big pot to 350 degrees.
  • Using a big slotted spoon, gently lower the balls straight from the freezer into the hot oil.
  • Let them fry for a few minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Carefully remove and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Season with salt.