SAN FRANCISCO STYLE GARLIC TATER TOTS
1 pound yokon gold potatoes, peeled
1 cup finely crushed potato chips, I used Lay’s classic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
vegetable oil, for frying
10 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
Cut large potatoes in half or leave them whole if medium or small.
Add potatoes into a large pot of water, bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are just cooked (do not overcook them). Drain potatoes and let cool completely.
Place some potato chips in a gallon size ziplock bag, seal and crush with a rolling pin, until crushed well and measure 1 cup for the recipe.
Coarsely grate the potatoes and mix well with crushed potato chips, salt, pepper powder, garlic powder and paprika, until thoroughly incorporated (clean hands are your best friends).
Divide them into 1 1/2 tablespoon measure portions and shape each portion into a 1 – 1 1/2 inch cylinder (the shape of a traditional tot).
Add oil in a deep skillet or dutch oven until it comes to about 1 1/2 inches height up the sides of the pan.
Heat over high heat until it reaches 375 degrees.
Deep fry tots in 2 batches, until each batch is deep golden on all sides (turning them occasionally, 3-4 minutes per batch).
Drain them on a paper towel lined plate.
Add 2 tablespoons of the same oil in a small skillet and stir in the garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes.
Place the skillet on low heat and cook just until the raw flavor of garlic is gone. Scrape off every last bit of this garlicky goodness over the cooked tots and toss them around.
Serve hot and watch them disappear.
makes about 28 tots
Addictive tater tots made with Yukon gold potatoes and crushed potato chips and then tossed in a garlicky goodness!
San Francisco AT&T Park’s Gilroy garlic fries style.
Crispy, soft, hot, spicy, garlicky, salty…. YUMMY
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:30am