Recipe by Danielle Renov

Better than Tater Tots

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
8 Servings

No Allergens specified

Simple and homemade, these tater tots are a great snack or side dish and so kid friendly! Watch Danielle make these delicious tater tots!


Main ingredients

  • 10 medium potatoes, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Garlic Powder

  • 2 tablespoons Gefen Potato Starch

  • vegetable oil, in a bowl, for shaping and brushing (about 1/2 cup)




Add potatoes and 2 tablespoons salt to a pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches.


Bring to a boil and cook for around 20 minutes until potatoes are cooked on the outside but still retain a slight crunch on the inside. (Be sure not over-boil the potatoes or they fall apart when shredding.)


Once tender drain out the water and remove potatoes.



Place potatoes onto a large cutting board and let them sit out to dry for 10–20 minutes.


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit). Prepare a Gefen Parchment lined baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray.


Using a box grater, shred potatoes right onto the cutting board. (Try not to over touch the potatoes or they will get gummy.)


Spread out grated potatoes onto your board and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and potato starch evenly over them.


Gently fold spices into potatoes.


Dip your hands in the oil and grab about 2 teaspoons of potato mixture. Place on the board and shape into a cylinder.


Place uncooked tater tots on the prepared baking sheet and continue until the tray is filled.



Brush tater tots with oil. Put baking sheet in the oven and bake for around 45 minutes, until tater tots are golden brown and crispy.


Tater tots are just as good when they come out of the freezer. Double or triple this recipe and keep a supply on hand at all time for quick simple dinners!   Tater tots can be frozen before they are cooked or after. Freeze in a single layer and once frozen place in a Tupperware. To cook, simply remove from the freezer, place on a baking sheet and stick right into the oven. No need to defrost! Cooked tots will take around 10-15 minutes to reheat and uncooked will take around 55 minutes!
Better than Tater Tots

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Ba Br
Ba Br
5 years ago

Flat Why did mine flatten out?- disaster!

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Stacey Silverman
Stacey Silverman
3 years ago

Thank you so much! These tater tots are the best! For the lady below who said they come out flat, the key is to make them too big before baking so that they have enough volume to have the top and bottom flatness, with also some shreds in the middle.

My newly gluten free child really appreciates this one.