Cook Along with Chef Tessa: Cheesy Tater Tots

April 18, 2022

Cook Along with Chef Tessa: Cheesy Tater Tots

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Cheesy Tater Tots

By Chef Tessa Turcotte-Novosedlik


  • 4 cups Potato, shredded and raw
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion, chopped
  • Canola Oil, for frying


  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the shredded potato and microwave for 2½ minutes, until softened and heated through. Remove from microwave.
  • Add all the spices, the grated cheese and chopped green onions. Using your hands, combine the mixture well, lightly squeezing it in your hands.
  • Heat the canola oil in a shallow frying pan to 350F.
  • While the oil is heating, gently form the tater tots into cylinders approximately ¾” thick and 1” long.
  • Once formed, fry the tater tots for 1 minute, gently tossing after 30 seconds, or until golden and crisp. Remove from oil and allow to rest on paper towel or a resting rack to remove excess oil. Serve warm.

Yields to: 20-25 tater tots

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