Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chipotle Sweet Potato Tots

Remember in the elementary school cafeteria, when you would walk in wondering what weird brick-shaped concoction they were going to serve you that day, and once you slid your tray up the counter that you could barely see over, your eyes met the most glorious of sights. A large batch of tater tots. Embarrassingly enough, I still get just as excited when I see tater tots on the menu at restaurants, or even being served at my office. It's one of those things that take you back to a memory of swing-sets and recess. But these are a more adult version of the classic, made with sweet potato and a smoky spicy kick. I love that you don't even have to make these immediately, you could make the tots, and freeze them for future use. I would be lying if I told you that I didn't have a gallon freezer bag of them at home right now.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Tots

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce (found in the international/Mexican food aisle)
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add in the chopped sweet potatoes.  Cook for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are softened. Drain and set aside to cool.

Once the sweet potatoes are cooled to the touch, add them to a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients. No wit's time to get messy. Using your hands, mix the tots mixture together, making sure all of ingredients are well combined.

Now form the tots using your hands, making a traditional tot shape, or whatever circle/square/shape that you want. Place them on a non-stick baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. If you are wanting to save these for future, then place into a ziplock bag and place back into freezer.

When you are ready to bake the tots, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the tots on the non-stick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes before flipping to the other side and baking for another 10-15 minutes until crispy.

If you are baking them from a frozen state, you will need to bake them for 20 minutes on each side, or longer depending on the temperature of your oven.

Serve hot with Srirachup or your favorite condiment.

1 comment:

  1. These look insane! In a really good way! Perfect for football!



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