Before we start this recipe, were going to give you a lesson in potatoes. Why? Because this recipe will not come out right if you use the wrong kind of potato.
There are 2 Categories of potatoes-
Mealy potatoes include Idaho’s, Russet, Burbanks, Russet Arcadia, Norgold Russet, Goldrush, Norkotah and Long White. You'll know them because they are Thick skinned, they're very high in starch.
8 med. Waxy potatoes, cooked and peeled
4 rounded tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
Finely shred the potatoes or use ricer while potatoes are hot. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. (Avoid mashing them as they take on a doughy/starchy texture).
Heat 1/4" oil in heavy pan. Form into small balls ( a cookie dough scoop works great for this!!) and drop into oil. Fry till slightly golden.
Drain on paper towels, Cool then freeze.
To Reheat quickly:
Bake in single layer on baking sheet at 400F till crispy
- 1 Tbs Fresh Chopped Chives
- 1 Tbs. Chipotle Pepper
- 1 finely chopped jalapeno (seeds removed!)
What are your favorite seasonings for your homemade Tater' Bites?
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