I've previously mentioned my love of fried foods for the "F" post here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I enjoy these little cylindrical bites of crispy potato bliss. I mean what's not to love? It's part french fry, part hash-brown. It's suitable as a side dish or an integral part of a main dish. It's versatile, able to fit in at any occasion.
I tried to think of my favorite ways to enjoy these little barrel-shaped goodies but found it hard to narrow it down to just one. So, I present to you 3, that's as narrowed down as it got folks.
1 - The Side Kick. I'm talking pure side dish here. Whether it be playing second fiddle to a hamburger or a hot dog, with or without ketchup; the tater tot easily steals the show, er meal, in this instance.
2 - Chili & Cheese please. No Fritos? No fries? No problem. Tater tots can stand up to the addition of these two condiments quite nicely. Made at home or eaten in the car via a fast food restaurant (thanks Sonic), tater tots shine through a good smothering here.
3 - An Inside Job. Who doesn't love a good casserole? If you do, you're bound to love it with these guys around! What better way to lend crunchy, potatoey goodness to the already wonderful food group that is a casserole? On the bottom, as a topping, or mixed all around; tater tots play nicely with a variety of other casserole ingredients! You be the chef!
So, maybe I'm going a bit overboard here. Or maybe not. I can't be the only one who enjoys tater tots this much! I mean, they're also fun to say! However, posting this has made me hungry and I'm pretty sure a bag of the aforementioned tots are calling from the freezer now. So, I'm sure you'll excuse me! Do you share my love of tater tots? How do you like them best? Happy eating!
All is well, digging through the freezer, in Drosche Land.