Tots — not your average potato
Ah, tater tots. Those cylindrical little golden nuggets of deliciousness.
Tots are grated fresh potatoes that are formed into little ovals and deep-fried for a crispy outside and flaky, tender inside. Often tots are served as a side dish to burgers in lieu of fries, but can also be used in decadent recipes like the ones below.
Now, we can’t guarantee you’ll find these exact dishes available for delivery near you. But we dare you to try!
Tater Tot Bowl
This Tater Tot Bowl from Sotarol in Minneapolis, Minnesota, features tater tots, 5-spice pork shoulder, house-made kimchi, spicy mayo and Sriracha. Now that is a fusion of flavors we can get behind.
Loaded Rocket Tots
Jalapaño potato tots are topped with cheddar jack cheese, goat cheese, bacon, green onions and a fried egg. This spicy, delicious appetizer from Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Little Rock, Arkansas, has creativity written all over it.
Tater Tot Hot Dish
Tater Tot Hot Dish from Harriet’s Inn in Minneapolis has jumbo tater tots, ground beef, onions, a rich gravy and is topped with habanero jack cheese. Pure Midwestern indulgence right there.
A tasty twist on mozzarella sticks, these grated potato tots are stuffed with melted cheddar cheese and bacon and served with “Fra Diablo” ketchup. The Thirsty First Lounge in St. Petersburg, Florida, doesn’t mess around.
The Hot Mess
The Hot Mess is a bed of tater tots, queso blanco, seasoned pork and bacon-cilantro slaw drizzled with honey chipotle BBQ sauce from Tin Lizzy’s in Columbia, South Carolina. (This photo of Tin Lizzy’s tots is courtesy of TripAdvisor and totally making us drool.)
For delivery from The Counter in Honolulu, Hawaii, order the Loaded Tots with pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon, scallions and buttermilk ranch. That ranch dressing just takes it over the top.
The Nacho Totchos from Blue Door Pub (available for delivery in St. Paul and Minneapolis) is just like your favorite plate of nachos—only better. With crispy tots, jalapeño queso blanco, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and sour cream, you will not miss the chips.
Order tots topped with your choice of chicken, brisket or pork and topped with queso, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, BBQ sauce, diced scallions, diced tomatoes and fresh jalapeños from The Ridge in Nashville, Tennessee. We hear they’re the “perfect mix of spicy and sweet.”
Now that you have a craving for tots, what can you find near you?