Bacon Cheddar Tots

The Chew
Servings: 6 - 8
15 to 30 min

These Bacon Cheddar Tots are so good!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Bacon Cheddar Tots
  • 1 bag shredded potatoes (thawed, excess water squeezed out, 30 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chives (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 pound bacon (cut in half then into pieces, cooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups white cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® (to serve)
  • Hidden Valley® Buffalo Ranch® (to serve)
  • Hidden Valley® Cilantro Lime Ranch® (to serve)
  • canola oil (for frying)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • In a large bowl add the shredded potatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, flour, chives, bacon, white cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Form into tater tots using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to fry, add 4 inches of canola oil to a Dutch oven and heat until 360ºF.
  • Drop 5-7 frozen tots into the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
  • Serve with any Hidden Valley® Original Ranch®, Hidden Valley® Buffalo Ranch® or Hidden Valley® Cilantro Lime Ranch®.
  • Tip: Freeze tots on a baking sheet until frozen to prevent them from sticking together. Then transfer to a zip top bag to freeze for up to 2 months.
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