Air fryer frozen fries is the first recipe one wants to cook after getting an air fryer. In fact, most people love their fries so much that they actually buy their air fryer for it. However, there are other frozen potato recipes also that you can make. Air fried hash browns and air fryer tater tots are two other recipes you will love.
Bag of frozen potato dishes are actually is a life saver when you are tired. Tater tots are mini bite versions of hash browns which are totally crispy and crunchy.
Why is it so popular?
Most people love potatoes even if they are dieting. These mini version of hash browns are perfect for a snack as they are mini bites. Only 3-4 frozen hash browns might fit in your basket depending on the size of air fryer this means multiple batches when more people are coming home.
Thus, serving tater tots is better, whether it is a football match cricket or good old movie night when you have guests coming over.. Kids and adults both love it. Hence, it is a good option when you have guests coming over. Everyone eats it so no worries about picky eaters.
Air fried frozen tater tots are a great option when you have guests coming at short notice. They may be market based, but at least they are not fried. You don't even need extra oil to spray while making it Many brands are available in the market. .It is always cost effective to make it at home rather than buying it outside.
Air frying frozen tater tots helps you keep something ready as soon as guests turn up. Just preheat your air fryer before the party starts. By the time guests settle, your snack is ready. Serve hot with a chilled lemon soda or a masala chai depending on your weather.
- Frozen tater tots
These ingredients have to be used straight from the freezer. Do not thaw them.
- Air fryer (we use the ninja foodi op300 air fryer)
- oil spray
How to air fry frozen tater tots?
- Preheat the air fryer at 200 deg C(390 F) for 10 mins. Now, layer the tater tots in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry for12-14 mins at 200 deg C (390F).
- Optionally, spray oil at the last and cook for an additional minute to get these golden tater tots
Serve immediately after giving shaking them in the basket or a bowl with or without condiments.
Air fryer tater tots | potato gems
- oil spray optional
- 250 gm frozen tater tots potato royale/potato gems
- Oil spray
- Preheat the air fryer at 200 deg C (390 F) for 10 mins.
- Now layer the tater tots in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry for 12-14 mins at 200 deg C (390 F). Optionally, spray oil at the last and cook for an additional minute to get these golden tater tots
- Serve warm with tomato ketchup
I must say frozen tater tots in ninja foodi actually give a good competition to restaurant ones.
Hint: Always keep your chimney on when using air fryer so that any fumes emitted are removed from the kitchen.
If you like your meal spicy, you may coat them in peri peri later or add some extra chilli flakes. You can also coat them with oregano or mint.
Always eat it fresh. If you have something left over. Freeze or refrigerate it in an air tight plastic box. Air fry it before you serve.
You do not need to brush or use an oil spray as they already have enough fat in it when commercially made.
No. It results in soggy dishes,which is such a let down.
Shake them in a bowl after cooking. You can even add condiments of your choice at this stage if you like to experiment with flavors. Peri-peri, mint, oregano all taste good.
Yes tater tots are called as potato gems in Australia.