Tater tots are a take out wonder. Oh sure, even school lunch plate all across America has tater tots at least once a week but they are baked and while good, they are not fried wonders. I haven't had a school lunch in a two dozen years and I can't remember the last time I ate at a restaurant where tots where served instead of french fries. Having made burgers the other day with enough for leftovers, I decided to attempt my hand at tater tots. They must be good as they are popular in the frozen food isle. If I can fry up decent fries, then I should be able to fry up a tot. Right?
None. Instructions were followed to the letter: 375 degrees, straight from the freezer not room temperature, pan not too crowded, gently swirl to keep from sticking to bottom of pan, fried 3-5 minutes until crispy.
Scaled for Likeness: Good
As it turns out, frying tater tots is not so easy. Well not so easy for me, anyways. They tasted fabulously but looked like chicken crumbles, the feed that is. Oh well, this only means I have to try again and that means more tater tots for me. Not a complaint at all.