So as you know I like to try to eat healthy as often as possible. To me eating healthy doesn’t just mean eating lots of fruits and veggies. Eating healthy means cooking at home and knowing what’s in my food. I often cringe when I read labels and realize despite my wide knowledge of health, food, ingredients I often have no idea what the heck some of those unpronounceable additives are!!!
Whenever possible I like to make things from scratch and when hubby said he was craving tater tots I figured why not give home made a try!! These little tater gems of yumminess turned out better then I could have ever hoped for! They are quick, easy , and much healthier then their store bought companions!
3 cups of shredded potatoes (I used simply potatoes but frozen hash brown shreds or hand shredded would be fine)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (any shredded cheese will work)
1/4 finely chopped onion
12 crushed soda crackers
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. I used my hands to make sure everything was well incorporated.
Spray a mini muffin tin very well with cooking spray and pack a scoop into each muffin hole. This recipe makes 24 exactly. Conveniently that’s how many holes was on my muffin tin 😉
Bake in preheated oven 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.
After removing from the oven I ran a butter knife around each tot to make removal from the pan a little easier.
These little treats are delicious and come out of the oven nice and crispy! I served them for breakfast with egg muffins in place of hash-brown. I think these would make a perfect side dish for any meal!
I promise they are quick and easy, give them a try!