Last Updated on 2nd February 2022 by Pauline
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How to Air Fry Tater Tots
I’m going to share with you my recipe first of all for how to make tater tots, and then I’ll get into some of the little tips you can use to make sure they come out perfectly.
Start by preheating your
Then, add a little salt and toss your tater tots so that they get salt on all sides. Then, cook the tater tots for 15 minutes, giving them a flip at about the 5-minute mark and then again at the 10-minute mark. This ensures that they cook on all sides.
How Long to Air Fry Tater Tots
Typically, you’re going to cook the tots for about 15 minutes, if you’re cooking around 16 ounces of tater tots. If you’re cooking more at once, you’ll need to extend your cooking time. For smaller amounts, reduce the cooking time just a little bit.
You want to cook potato tots until they’re nice and crispy, and how long you cook them will depend on how crispy you want them to be. Some people prefer theirs to be a little bit mushy, so that’ll be up to your preference.
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Tips for Cooking Tater Tots in the
If you want your tater tots to come out really crispy, it’s a good idea to cook them for the full 15 minutes. You should also use some type of cooking spray on them. Coating them with a cooking oil ensures a crispy texture, but you can use olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, or whatever else you’d like.
How long to cook tater tots in
Once the tater tots get a little darker than when you took them out of the bag, they were probably done cooking. They shouldn’t get much darker than their original color, otherwise they are starting to burn.
Make sure you rotate the tater tots through their cooking time. They should be rotated two or three times during the entire process to ensure that they cook evenly on all sides and get a nice, even texture.
Also make sure that you preheat the
In the recipe up above, I recommend adding salt on the tater tots before frying them for a simple reason. The salt helps the tater tots achieve a crispy texture as well. With
What to Serve with
Air Fryer Tater Tots
When served as a breakfast item, tater tots pair well with meat and eggs. They can be part of a dinner or lunch as well. They can take the place of fries and pair alongside a burger, sandwich, or piece of meat.
They can also be part of a larger spread that might include macaroni salad, baked beans, cornbread, and other Southern staples. Tater tots are typically identified as a southern United States dish, usually as a side and not a meal on their own.
If you want to elevate tater tots to the main dish, you may want to add melted cheese, bacon bits, or pieces of sausage in with them. Add a little seasoning to make them more flavorful, and you have a dish that can stand on its own. You may want to try some different toppings on your tater tots to come up with something original or check out more recipes online that do some interesting things with this potato dish.
They should always be served hot and straight from the