Savor the lovely crunch of these handmade vegan potato tater tots, a tasty and plant-powered treat that’s perfect for the whole family. Made with grated potatoes, tasty spices, and a binding flax egg, these tots offer an alternative twist on a beloved classic. They may be baked for a healthier twist or fried for that delicious golden coating, making them perfect for youngsters and the whole family.
As soon as you serve them with your preferred dipping sauces, everyone at the table is going to love these tasty, crispy bites. Enjoy the joy of feeding the people you care about with delicious food—try these vegan tater tots today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?
Yes, you can substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes in this recipe. Keep in mind that sweet potatoes may have a slightly different texture and flavor.
Can I bake the tater tots instead of frying them?
Yes, you can bake the tater tots for a healthier option. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and bake the tots on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 20-25 minutes, turning them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Can I make the tater tots ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the tater tots ahead of time and freeze them before frying. When ready to cook, simply fry them from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the frying time.
What dipping sauces go well with vegan tater tots?
Vegan-friendly ketchup, barbecue sauce, vegan ranch, or a spicy sriracha mayo are popular choices. You can also get creative with your favorite sauces.
How do I store leftover vegan potato tater tots?
Allow any leftover tater tots to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven for best results.
Can I use a different egg substitute instead of flax eggs?
Yes, you can use other egg substitutes like chia eggs or commercial egg replacers according to the package instructions.
How do I prevent the tater tots from falling apart during frying?
Make sure to squeeze out excess moisture from the grated potatoes. Additionally, ensure that the flax egg substitute is binding the ingredients together well. If needed, you can add a bit more flour to help with binding.
Can I use frozen shredded potatoes instead of fresh ones?
Yes, you can use frozen shredded potatoes as a time-saving option. Thaw them before using and squeeze out any excess moisture.
What type of oil is best for frying tater tots?
Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or sunflower oil, for frying tater tots.
How can I make the tater tots gluten-free?
Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend, such as almond and chickpea flour to make the tater tots gluten-free.
Can I add vegetables to the tater tot mixture?
Absolutely! Feel free to add finely chopped vegetables like onion, bell peppers, carrots, or spinach to the mixture for added flavor and nutrition.
What’s the best way to get the tater tots crispy?
Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying. Fry the tater tots in small batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which can make them soggy. Allow them to drain on paper towels after frying.
Can I air fry the vegan potato tater tots instead?
Yes, you can air fry the tater tots. Preheat your air fryer, spray the tots with a little oil, and air fry at around 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, shaking the basket halfway through.
Tater Tot Dips & Sauces
- Quick Ranch Dressing
- Nacho Cheese Sauce
- Chipotle Mayonnaise
- French Onion Dip
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Tofu Sour Cream
- Cashew Sour Cream
More Delicious Potato Recipes
- Italian Roasted Potatoes
- Pesto Potato Salad
- Potato Leek Latkes
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes
- Roasted Pesto Potatoes
- Healthy Baked French Fries
Vegan Potato Tater Tots
- 4 cups grated potatoes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
- ¼ cup flour (all-purpose or a gluten-free alternative)
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional for cheesy flavor)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water (flax egg, as an egg substitute)
- vegetable oil for frying
- Mix the flaxseed meal with water in a small bowl and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it thickens.
- Peel and grate the potatoes. Use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out any excess moisture from the grated potatoes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, flour, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pinch of cayenne pepper, and the flax egg. Mix everything together until well combined.
- Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into cylinder-shaped tots.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Carefully place the shaped tater tots in the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides.
- Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer the tater tots to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
- Serve the vegan tater tots hot with your favorite dipping sauce