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Old 01-14-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Tater Tots Question

I was wondering about deep frying tater tots from their frozen state. I'm concerned ab out how the frozen TTs will react with the oil.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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I wouldn't do it Andy, but then I don't deep fry. I bake a lot of solid frozen Oreida tater tots for the SC, and they need to be baked hotter and longer than the package directions in the toaster oven with a sprayed pan for around 30 minutes. They come out nice and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:08 PM   #3
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I would think they would react like any other frozen potato product. Just make sure any visible ice crystals are knocked off, you lower them into the oil slowly, and you don't get your bare arm over the oil.

BTW, if you haven't eaten them deep-fried yet, let me just say they are AWESOME! Our daughter ordered them when we went out our last day back in OH because they are one of the "things" at Hooley House, and she had them before and just love-loves them.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:16 PM   #4
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I've only baked them myself, but deep-fried tots sounds fabulous!
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:30 PM   #5
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And leave plenty of room in the pot for expansion of the oil! I made fish 'n chips once and was surprised at how much it expanded.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:59 PM   #6
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Where is Jennyma when you need her. She is the Tater Tot Queen. I don't think there is a recipe for TT's that she doesn't know about and how to cook them.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:10 PM   #7
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It's just like frying any kind of frozen potato. They spit a bit and bubble up a bit so like said before just lower in slowly and leave room for expansion. They are great deep fried.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:57 PM   #8
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A little off topic, but I was down in Philly 2 years ago, and just happened to stumble upon a Food Truck Festival. Philly has them several times at a different location each time. Several blocks are shut down, and about 80 + food trucks are there.

We came across " The Tot Cart"
Only serving Tater Tots in various ways and with various toppings.

one example. Totchos ( nachos using tater tots)

Creative Tater Tots, Philly Food Trucks

It was a real treat
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:13 PM   #9
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Where is Jennyma when you need her. She is the Tater Tot Queen. I don't think there is a recipe for TT's that she doesn't know about and how to cook them.
Here I am!! Addie is my PR lady! :-)

I would eat tater tots every day if I could... I know a million recipes, none of them good for you.

I confess that I've never deep fried them. I haven't fried anything at all for 25 years.

But if it were dangerous or messy there wouldn't be directions on the package about how to do so. Or one would think...
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A little off topic, but I was down in Philly 2 years ago, and just happened to stumble upon a Food Truck Festival. Philly has them several times at a different location each time. Several blocks are shut down, and about 80 + food trucks are there.

We came across " The Tot Cart"
Only serving Tater Tots in various ways and with various toppings.

one example. Totchos ( nachos using tater tots)

Creative Tater Tots, Philly Food Trucks

It was a real treat

It was a real mistake to post this.... Can you say "Grand Theft Auto?"
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