Animal Style Tots||Taco Tots||Pulled Pork Tochos||Buffalo Bacon Tater Tot Pie

Animal Style Tots

Animal Style Tots||Taco Tots||Pulled Pork Tochos||Buffalo Bacon Tater Tot Pie
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed left unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 batch of tater tots
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickles, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Scrub potatoes and cut into large cubes. Put in a medium sized pot; fill with cold water and 1 Tbsp salt. Bring to a boil.
  3. Parboil potatoes until they are tender, drain and let them cool slightly. Grate them in a food processor and squeeze out excess liquid.
  4. Place potatoes in a large bowl and lightly mix in cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powde
  5. Add vegetable oil to a ½ in. thick heavy bottomed skillet and set over medium heat.
  6. When oil is hot, form thumb-sized balls of the potato mixture and fry until a golden brown color is reached, about 15 sec. each side.
  7. Drain excess oil off on paper towels,and let tots cool. Place a layer on the baking sheet, transfer to the oven and bake until crispy. Able 15-20 minutes turning over once.
  8. Place mayo, ketchup, mustard, dill pickles, sugar, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl, mix well and set aside. In a medium sized skillet heat up oil and add in onions mixing until caramelized. Place tots on a microwaveable dish and layer with diced onion and cheese slices. Microwave for 30-50 seconds until cheese is melted and top with sauce.