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Cheesy Middle Tater Tots

Regular tater tots are fine but cheesy middle tater tots are better!

food

Cheesy Middle Tater Tots

Regular tater tots are fine but cheesy middle tater tots are better!

Ingredients

  • 400g rooster potatoes, peeled & halved
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 50g mozzarella, cubed
  • Sea salt & ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, to serve

Steps

  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and fill with cold water. Place a lid on and bring to a steady boil over a high heat. Par boil for about 6 minutes before draining and allowing to cool completely. When cool, grate coarsely on a box grater.
  2. Transfer the potato to a mixing bowl and mix through the flour and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Shape small amounts of the potato into squares and place a cube of mozzarella in the middle. Fold up the sides to form giant tater tot shapes, then set aside on a plate.
  3. Add the sunflower oil approximately half way up a large high sided wide casserole and bring to 180 C.
  4. Add the tots to the hot oil using a slotted spoon. Fry for 5-6 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  5. Place the tots in a bowl and cover with a generous grating of Parmesan cheese. Toss to coat completely. Serve warm.