Tots. Made from taters

Anyone who knows me well enough knows I’m not much of a cooker. I’d rather be spending my time creating something that won’t be coming out my other end tomorrow, if you know what I mean.

But sometimes, you just gotta do it.

I made some tater tots, completely from scratch which, I realize, isn’t saying much, but it’s more effort than I usually put out. I was proud of how they looked, and I got a thumbs-up from the hubby. But I don’t know that I’ll be doing it again very soon. It’s just too easy to buy the little frozen guys. Here’s the recipe I used anyway, if you’re so inclined:

Tater Tots (from Can You Stay for Dinner—her post is funnier, by the way)

serves five, as a side dish

3 medium potatoes, finely grated and dried well
¼ C all-purpose flour
1 t salt, plus more for serving
½ t black pepper (I didn’t use any pepper in mine)
¼ C Canola oil

Mix the potatoes with the flour, salt and pepper. Form into 1″ logs.

Heat oil in a large pot until it is so hot that dripping a drop of water on the surface immediately sizzles and spatters. Add tots and fry until all sides are golden brown.

Serve hot with extra salt.