►◄►◄►◄►◄►◄►◄. Tater tots aren't just for eating out! Use leftover mashed potatoes to make this homemade version that just may be better than the fast food version!
3 cups left. over mashed potatoes (cold) 2 eggs ½ cup flour panko bread crumbs vegetable oil (or other frying oil)
In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes ,eggs and flour. Stir to combine. Drop about a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the panko bread crumbs Roll to coat. Use your hands to shape into a tater tot shape. Place on a baking sheet or plate. Continue with the remainder of the potatoes Heat about an inch of oil in a heavy duty skillet over medium heat. (If you have a thermometer, you want the oil at about 350F.) Test the oil by dropping one tater tot in the oil. It should take about 2-3 minutes to cook.