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Basic Idaho Potato Tot Recipe with Variations

Basic Idaho Potato Tot Recipe with Variations

From: Chef Andy Husbands, Tremont 647, Boston.

Yield: 25 tots.

  • 10 80-ct. bakers Idaho® potatoes, peeled
  • as needed, kosher salt and pepper

Boil potatoes, starting in cold water, and boil for about 15-25 minutes, depending on how many you’re cooking, until potatoes can be pierced with a fork but do not fall apart.

Cool to room temperature and grate. Form into small croquettes. Fry to order, then season with kosher salt and pepper.

Stuffed with Andouille & Smoked Cheddar variation (yields 25 tots):

  • 1 lb. aged andouille, minced
  • 1 lb. smoked cheddar, brunois

Mix together and form tot around the filling, about 1 Tbsp. per each. Fry to order.

Crusted with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs variation (yields 25 tots):

  • 1⁄4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp. chile pepper flakes

Mix well. Season the tots with this mixture after frying. Serve with salmon.

Truffle-Scented Tot variation (yields 25 tots):

  • as needed white truffle oil to taste, salt and pepper

Make the basic tot recipe, then spray with white truffle oil and season with salt and pepper to order.