Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In the Christmas Spirit

As I was singing Christmas Carols around the house as I straightened things up - Abby Lab informed me the proper lyrics are -

TINY tots with their eyes all aglow.

Sort of takes all the fun out of it.



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    1. Homemade Tater Tots:

      2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
      1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/2 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
      Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
      1 cup vegetable oil


      Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until parboiled, about 6-7 minutes; drain well and let cool.
      Using a box grater, finely shred potatoes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain potatoes completely, removing as much water as possible.

      Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. The mixture should be workable but dry. Form potatoes into tots by hand.

      Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
      Add tots to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
      Serve immediately. Try not and eat all of them.

  2. Hari OM
    Oh yeaahhhhhhh... this is the second WICKED recipe I have read in the space of five minutes. Blogging is dietarily challenging!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Check this out. Momma posted it on her Facebark the other day. I guess you think alike. BOL!


  4. Yummers - Mom, make some for Dad, please - then we might get a nibble or two:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

    1. I was holding out for more for Christmas Eve but Mom is making the famous sausage bread (round loaves of yeast dough studded with sage infused sausage, baked and then dunked in homemade bolagnase pizza bone sauce.)

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    1. We got your card today - how clever!

  6. OMD OMD We love that type of TINY...TOTs.... YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    1. They are fun to catch in the mouth when they've cooled a little bit, Mom makes a small batch with no salt, just some dog safe herbs for me!

      Abby Lab

  7. LOL! BOL! I never would have thought to make tater tots from scratch!

    Oma used to make potato croquets. She used leftover mashed potatoes mixed with egg and flour, and formed into little balls. Then she rolled them in bread crumbs and deep fried them. Very delicious. But a lot of work and calories.

    1. Those sound really good. My Mom used to make tons of Lefse (soft Swedish flatbread made out of potatoes, flour and lots of butter). Still a tradition in my house. I gave some to my trainer today who said "I could just eat this every day"

  8. Mmmmmm..... I like your way of looking at it better!
    Ha roo woo roo!

  9. Those are the right lyrics, we are sure. Did Abby get some of those tater tots?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Hey Abby!
    Wow, I'd prefer those hot, tasty tater tots myself! BOL YUM. Melt on a little cheese and I'll howl to the moon for them.
    Grr and Woof,

  11. OMD.
    Abby my dad would eat these every night.
    Your mom is an Great cook and you know what they
    say? "Kiss the Cook"
    xo Astro

  12. that are the christmas baubles I would like to decorate my tummy :o)


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