If you are a Napoleon Dynamite fan like me then you know that Napoleon loves tater tots. Napoleon would swoon over these homemade tater tots!
Napoleon's Tater Tots
Recipe adapted from: Homemade Tater Tots recipe from Andie at Canyoustayfordinner.com
4 medium red potatoes, peeled, shredded, and dried
1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. salt, plus more for serving
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. canola oil
1. Peel potatoes, shred potatoes using a food processor.
2. Drain all excess liquid from potatoes by pressing them in a large mesh strainer.
3.Mix the potatoes with the flour, salt, and pepper. Form into 1” logs.
4. Heat oil in a large pot(I used a large non-stick wok pan) until it is so hot that it sizzles when you put a tiny bit of potato in it. Add tots (6 at a time) and turn over once golden brown and fry until both sides are golden brown.
5. Serve hot, sprinkled with salt, and with plenty of ketchup.
Note: Use a large spoon and fork to turn tots and a slotted metal spoon to remove the tots from the oil once done. Drain excess oil from tots by placing on a plate lined with a paper towel.