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Herbaceous Homemade Tater Tots

By: John Goins from
Herbaceous Homemade Tater Tots
Herbaceous Homemade Tater Tots

"Say goodbye to those frozen bags of tater tots. This tater tot recipe is way better than the store-bought and an excellent kid-friendly recipe that adults go crazy for too. This homemade tater tot recipe is easier to make than you think, for a perfect afternoon snack idea. Homemade tater tots are the best if you are looking for a great snack for your kids. It can be dipped into garlic sour cream or even a bbq sauce for a perfect snack and appetizer."

NotesYou can add ground cooked ground chicken to make it more savory. Adding grated parmesan or cheddar cheese would create a crispy texture on the outside but gooey on the inside. You can optionally bake this tater tot recipe. You just need to brush some oil on the tater tots and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.


Preparation Time25 min

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking MethodSkillet


  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 ounces rosemary sprigs
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.

  2. Bring to a boil and cook until parboiled, for 7 minutes.

  3. Drain well and let cool.

  4. Grate the cooked potatoes.

  5. Using cheesecloth, remove as much water as possible from the potatoes.

  6. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

  7. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and chopped rosemary sprigs.

  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Form potatoes into tots.

  10. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.

  11. Add tots to the skillet, 5 or 6 pieces at a time.

  12. And cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.

  13. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  14. Serve immediately.

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