Tater Tots made from frozen shredded hash browns and air fried for an awesome, crispy, addicting treat to add to Snack City inside of your freezer. These tots are formed using a cookie scoop to make formation of the tots a breeze.
PER SERVING – MAKES 49
- 2½ lbs (1135 g) frozen shredded hash browns
- ⅓ cup (40 g) cornstarch
- 4 tsp (16 g) seasoned salt
- (10 g) oil spray
For the Tater Tots
- Place all of your frozen, shredded hash browns in a microwave safe dish. Microwave them for a minute or two until they are thawed. They don't need to be hot here, we just want them to be malleable and easy to cut.
- Spread out all of your potatoes on a large cutting board. Cut the hash browns into a small dice by passing a knife through them a few times. We don't need perfect cuts, just shoot for a small dice.
- In a large bowl, add the potatoes, cornstarch, and seasoned salt. You can use regular salt if you don't have seasoned salt. I would only use 3 tsp if you do.
- Mix the potatoes until all of the ingredients have been incorporated.
- Using a standard sized cookie scoop, pack the scoop with potatoes and press them into the scoop using your thumb. Release the tots onto a sheet pan and continue this process until the potatoes are gone.
Cooking and Storing the Tater Tots
- Once you have formed all of the tater tots you can either cook them at this step or place them straight into the freezer. It makes no difference.
- If you choose to freeze at this step, place the sheet pan into the freezer and allow the tots to flash freeze until frozen solid then transfer into a ziplock bag, remove as much air as possible, and place into the freezer.
- To cook the tots, preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the tater tots, straight from the freezer, into your air fryer and spray the tops lightly with oil. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until they have achieved your preferred level of browning.
- I got 49 tots out of this recipe with a standard sized cookie scoop that I packed level with the top. If your yield is greater or less, you will want to reference the table below to update the nutritional estimates.
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