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dte3672

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Tater Tots Sat, 01/17/04 2:21 PM (permalink)
Anyone else here love Tater Tots? They are a childhood fave of mine and I pick up a side of them at our local Sonic Drive-in when the craving takes over! Always so crispy and yummy!
 
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    Leania_1stone

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    RE: Tater Tots Sat, 01/17/04 2:28 PM (permalink)
    I LOVE Sonic's tater tots just had some last night :) Usually I'll get them oh maybe twice a month or so..:)
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      RE: Tater Tots Sat, 01/17/04 3:18 PM (permalink)
      I am not a big fan of tater tots but I must admit Son'cs are the best I have ever had.

      As a matter of fact, most everything Sonic has is good. They do a super burger, onion rings, grilled cheese and I like their breakfast addition.

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        Chumley

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        RE: Tater Tots Sat, 01/17/04 5:47 PM (permalink)
        Tater Tots are a guilty pleasure of mine -- I really enjoy them! But I've never had them at Sonic. In fact, the one time I tried to eat at Sonic (Auburn, AL), they were out of virtually everything I tried to order. So I drove to a local Mexican restaurant and had a great meal. Haven't seen any Sonics here in Southeast PA to try.
         
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          Chumley

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          RE: Tater Tots Sun, 01/18/04 12:15 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by clothier

          Love tater tots!

          they used to come in onion flavor, and we'd dip them in sour cream. Almost latke like!


          Hmmm. . . when it comes to latkes, I'm an applesauce man, myself. I should give the sour cream thing a try! But I'm sticking with plain, old ketchup on my tots. Well, maybe not plain, old ketchup. Have any of you seen this site? www.ketchupworld.com
           
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            Sushi_Girl

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            RE: Tater Tots Tue, 01/20/04 12:45 PM (permalink)
            Tater tots transport me back to when i was a camp counselor and every thursday was hamburger night. I avoided the hamburgers because they had some kind of mysterious material hanging on to them. so i would eat tater tots, and a salad,,,and tater tots are really good in ranch dressing.
             
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              hatteras04

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              RE: Tater Tots Tue, 01/20/04 12:56 PM (permalink)
              Oreida still makes an onion tater tot. But I usually get the mini tater tots if I'm going to bake them. They get crispier in the oven. If I'm going to fry them it doesn't matter. I had Sonic's once and if there was one closer than 50 miles I would probably have them at least once or twice a month.
               
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                Kristi S.

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                RE: Tater Tots Tue, 01/20/04 12:57 PM (permalink)
                They're awesome, but they need to be REALLY crispy. A soggy tot is a sorry thing. I like to sprinkle mine with a little Lawry's Seasoned Salt before sticking them in the oven.
                 
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                  chicagostyledog

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                  RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 10:54 AM (permalink)
                  I ate tater tots as a small child. I remember them being undercooked and cold in the middle or overcooked and crusty on the bottom. I dipped them in ketchup, while picking small pieces of tin foil out of my teeth. The foil was stuck to the overcooked bottom. Clothier, your sour cream dipping sounds good since I'm more of a latke boy than a tater tot tot. There's nothing like a great latke. I eat them with apple sauce or sour cream. I prefer sour cream. I make them from scratch and paper thin. I could eat a million of them and do! They stink up my house and clothes for days and I don't care. When I lazy, I'll make the Manishewitz latkes from the mix. On the those sub zero winter days, one can put latkes in their gatkes(Yiddish slang for winter long underwear). Oi Vey!
                   
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                    RubyRose

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                    RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:03 AM (permalink)
                    I remember my first tater tot experience. It was in a combination seafood foil-trayed TV dinner, along with peas. Never having seen them before, my never-south-of-the-Mason-Dixon line mom thought they were hush puppies.
                     
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                      Maynerd

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                      RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:12 AM (permalink)
                      I love them too! Prince's Hamburgers and Keller's Hamburgers in Dallas have great TT and they are "curb service" establishments.
                       
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                        Willly

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                        RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:17 AM (permalink)
                        Tater Tots, panfried, not baked or deep fried, and sunny-side-up eggs were about my favorite breakfast as a kid. No need for ketchup, the eggs were the sauce.
                         
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                          hatteras04

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                          RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:26 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Kristi S.

                          They're awesome, but they need to be REALLY crispy. A soggy tot is a sorry thing. I like to sprinkle mine with a little Lawry's Seasoned Salt before sticking them in the oven.

                          I totally agree. The instructions on the bag say to bake for like 20 minutes but I usually have to leave them in for about twice that to get them all the way crispy.
                           
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                            Lone Star

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                            RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:29 AM (permalink)
                            Chili cheese tater tots at the Sonic - yum!
                             
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                              renfrew

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                              RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 11:41 AM (permalink)
                              Love tater tots! I actually prefer the Whole Foods 365 brand of these. And you always have to cook them at least double the time to get them crispy.

                              As a kid my mom would pan fry them...but I feel too guilty to do that now, so i just bake them.

                              I would never mistake them for a latke though. Two entirely different things...


                              As far as a latke mix goes, well the only thing we ever did with it is make a rolled meatloaf thing with that in the middle and topped with sauce. Pretty good.
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 12:26 PM (permalink)
                                Great Mid-day snack when I am not in a Lunch prep mood.. Tots and fish stix...
                                 
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                                  Lone Star

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                                  RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 12:32 PM (permalink)
                                  Now I know some of us have some tater tot casserole recipes - how bout 'em?
                                   
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                                    renfrew

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                                    RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 12:47 PM (permalink)
                                    no i havent tried, but my knocking of your comparision still stands. And I'm proud of it :)

                                    Funny thing is, I hardly get a craving for latkes unless it is chanukah. I only eat them then too...Just like I only eat Matzoh on Passover. Some people eat it all year round, but I never could.
                                     
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                                      Dipstick

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                                      RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 12:58 PM (permalink)
                                      Yep, you guessed it. The Minnesotan has a Tater-Tot Hot Dish recipe:

                                      1 lb. ground beef
                                      1 bag Oreida onion tater tots
                                      1 bag mixed frozen veggies (I prefer peas and carrots)
                                      2 cans condensed cream of celery soup
                                      1/2 cup milk

                                      Brown the ground beef. Drain. In a bowl, mix everything but the tater tots and spoon into a medium casserole dish. Cover mixture with tater tots. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 F. or until the tots are a deep golden brown.

                                      Yummmm!!!
                                       
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                                        Lone Star

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                                        RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 2:18 PM (permalink)
                                        I knew there had to be one out there somewhere!
                                         
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                                          Willly

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                                          RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 2:22 PM (permalink)
                                          I love it -- "Hot Dish." That is not a phrase we hear on the east coast.
                                           
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                                            Dipstick

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                                            RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 3:08 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Willly

                                            I love it -- "Hot Dish." That is not a phrase we hear on the east coast.


                                            I'm sure there's alot of things said here not heard anywhere else on earth!
                                            YA, YOU BETCHA!
                                             
                                            #22
                                              mayor al

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                                              RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 3:17 PM (permalink)
                                              Yeah.... like "Delicious Barbeque" and "Thank You" !
                                               
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                                                Dipstick

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                                                RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 3:22 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                                Yeah.... like "Delicious Barbeque" and "Thank You" !


                                                OUCH!!!

                                                Oh, and Thank you!
                                                 
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                                                  UncleVic

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                                                  RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 3:25 PM (permalink)
                                                  Love em tator tots! No Sonic around here (that I know of), but I love the OreIda's...
                                                  Just have to turn them half way thru baking to avoid that extra crisp bottom.
                                                   
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                                                    Lone Star

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                                                    RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 4:10 PM (permalink)
                                                    I would imaginge that a tater tot hot dish would taste mighty fine in that ice box y'all live in up there.

                                                    One hint of a snowflake here or temps to the 20's and the entire city is thrown into chaos and pandemonium.
                                                     
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                                                      Lone Star

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                                                      RE: Tater Tots Wed, 01/21/04 5:22 PM (permalink)
                                                      I think so - it was cold!
                                                       
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                                                        scbuzz

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                                                        RE: Tater Tots Thu, 01/22/04 8:05 AM (permalink)
                                                        I love tater tots, but I want them really crispy all the way through !!!

                                                        I have had Sonic's tots and they are good !
                                                         
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                                                          Dipstick

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                                                          RE: Tater Tots Thu, 01/22/04 8:07 AM (permalink)
                                                          I could really use a batch right now! (-12 F.)
                                                           
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                                                            autumneyez04

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                                                            RE: Tater Tots Thu, 04/29/04 11:45 AM (permalink)
                                                            TATOR TOTS!!!

                                                            IMHO Sonic has the best tator tots like so many of you have mentioned.

                                                            I love to fry/bake some up at home, sprinkle chili powder over the tops, cheese on top of that, salsa on top of that, and finally a good dollop or two of sour cream! I did this yesterday and was thinking I could make a nice casserole by adding taco meat on top of the tators and then all the additions!

                                                            Once had a fried who'd bake tator tots with Tony Chachere's seasoning (cajun seasoning) sprinkled on top and she would dip them in ranch dressning. Not bad I must admit.
                                                             
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