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Giant Cheesy Tater Tots

Filled with cheese, massive and delicious these Giant Cheesy Tater Tots are a fun, kid-friendly appetizer that will have everyones bellies full!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 tots
Calories: 121kcal


  • 2 1/2 lbs baking potatoes russet or your favorite type
  • 1 tsp galic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Montery Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • Seasoning Salt/Sea Salt


  • Preheat deep fryer to 375.
  • Peel your potatoes and boil for about 30 minutes until tender but not mushy.
  • Remove from pot and let cool.
  • Once cool shred in a food processor and place in large bowl.
  • Mix in your garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, salt, pepper and cheese.
  • Shape each one into a giant tot using about 3 Tablespoons of mixtures.
  • In separate bowls place your flour, eggs and breadcrumbs.
  • To coat the tots start by rolling in flour, dipping in eggs then lastly into breadcrumbs.
  • Place on baking sheet until each one is coated.
  • In batches place in deep fryer and fry until golden.
  • Remove and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Sprinkle with some seasoning salt and/or sea salt and serve!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.2mg