These bite-sized tater tots make for an irresistible various appetizer, finger food or savory snack. They are stuffed with a smooth mixture of creamy potato, smoky bacon and Parmesan cheese.
Thing you’ll need:
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch / 2.5-centimeter cubes
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 onion, diced
4 ounces / 115 grams bacon or another meat such as ham, prosciutto or chorizo
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces / 115 grams Parmesan or cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Neutral oil, for deep-frying
Step 1: Prepare Ingredients
Measure out all the ingredients before you begin to have them handy while you’re working.
Step 3: Cook the Onion and Bacon
Melt a tablespoon of butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until translucent at the edges, stirring occasionally. Add the bacon, and fry until golden and crisp. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and then remove from the heat and set aside.
Step 7: Shape
Form 1 tablespoon of the mixture into 3-inch / 7-centimeter long oval shapes, and flatten the edges. Alternatively, you could shape the mixture into 1-½ inch / 3-cm balls if you prefer something more bite-sized.
Place the tots on a baking tray lined with paper towel to drain off any oil, and then season them with salt. Freshly made tater tots can be kept in a warm oven to retain their temperature as you fry the remaining batches.
Put the cooked tots on a baking tray to drain off extra oil.