Home made tater tots!

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johnlockedema
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Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 12:14 PM
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I saw the recipe on Cooks Illustrated TV, and found a recipe online-I made these with Parmigiano Reggiano and chives rather than rosemary and truffle oil.  They came out incredibly!  One thing, like all Cooks Illustrated recipes, you must follow the technique exactly.
 
I'm making them this weekend with diced Black Forest ham and parsley, and calling them 'German ham/potato croquettes'. 
http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/2011/09/rosemary-truffle-tots.html
 

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 12:50 PM
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The Cooks Illustrated folks did this recipe on their TV show recently.  I generally love their recipes, but this one seemed like a ridiculous amount of work and time for tater tots, especially when the frozen variety comes pretty damn close to perfection..

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 1:03 PM
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I like tater tots...pretty much few and far between. I had some fabulous sweet potato variety-again, okay. No offense, but wouldnt go out of my way to make any kind......

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 1:23 PM
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We are happy with Trader Joe's version of tater tots that you bake. Just as good and crispy as the ones we get at a near by pub.

ann peeples
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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 1:26 PM
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Funny-just got a Trader Joes.......love them!
 

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 2:42 PM
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I never had Tater Tots until I made them for my kids.

A strange texture that I suppose must be enjoyed during childhood...to be enjoyed as an adult.

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 3:31 PM
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johnlockedema


One thing, like all Cooks Illustrated recipes, you must follow the technique exactly.
Does that mean I have to suffer through Chris Kimball hovering over me while I make them?

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 5:40 PM
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Trust me, these are unlike store or pub bought (from Sysco, surely?) tater tots.  No mealy insides-with these, I tried a leftover one from the fridge and it was still crispy on the outside and tender inside.  Ever try a leftover tater tot?  Inedible.  (Full disclosure-I buy the Ore Ida ones a couple times a year, and I've tried them in restaurants.  And liked them).
 
Just give them a try-the only hassle in making these is the deep frying, and I'm going to try oven baking a few of the next batch to see how that works.
 
Pirigon, did you miss the first sentence in my original post?  :)

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Mon, 01/7/13 5:40 PM
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Yes Brad it does!!

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Re:Home made tater tots! - Tue, 01/8/13 10:50 AM
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johnlockedema


Pirigon, did you miss the first sentence in my original post?  :) 

 
Actually, yes, I misread it, thinking you were talking about their magazine.