National Tater Tot Day

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Tater-Tots are a registered trademark of Ore-Ida. They were invented by the Grigg brothers who founded Ore-Ida. They came up with the idea of chopping and shredding the leftover bits of potato, adding flour and seasonings to them, and then pushing them through holes to form long cylinders that could be cut into small lengths and then fried. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Delicious!

Five Tater Tot Facts:

  1. Tater tots were created in 1953.
  2. More than 3.6 billion Tater Tots are sold annually.
  3. The original Tater Tots were made from the potato scraps left over from processing frozen French fries.
  4. The word "tater", slang for potato, originated in the mid 1700s.
  5. The leftover potato pieces that were used to create the tater tot were previously fed to cattle.

Five Fried Potato Recipes:

  1. Crispy Fish with Seasoned Tater Tots- A delicious supper that will please even the smallest of kids.
  2. Homemade Tater Tots- So good they taste like store bought.
  3. Crispy French Fries- Frying French fries. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? But creating fries that are both crispy and tender is an art, and requires technique. Try these and you’ll understand.
  4. Vegetable Fries- These fries are a huge hit at our table, with adults and children alike. Kids love “colorful French fries.” Serve as a side dish, or as a tasty snack. They will disappear in no time!
  5. Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Fries - A delicious recipe that any fry lover will adore!

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Nutritional information per serving size of 9 tater tots:

Calories:  160 
Fat: 8  g
Carbohydrates: 22  g
Cholesterol: 0  mg
Sodium:  410 mg
Protein: 2  g