Homemade Herb and Cheese Tater Tots
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Serves: several dozen tots
These little snackers are crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside and not just for kids.
  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • 6 slices of Chao Tofu Cheese (or about ¾ cup of vegan cheese shreds)
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Parboil potatoes in salty water for about ten minutes, until you can stab one and get a little bit of resistance on the knife coming out.
  3. Soak potatoes in an ice bath to stop the cooking and to make them cool enough to handle. Pat potatoes dry.
  4. Grate potatoes into a large bowl and set aside.
  5. Stack your Chao Slices and cut in half to make two blocks. Shred the cheese, then add to the bowl of potatoes.
  6. Add in scallions, cilantro, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix and mash all ingredients really well.
  7. Form potato mixture into tablespoon sized balls using your hands. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving a little bit of room between each one.
  8. When the tray is filled, use the back of a spatula or the bottom of another baking sheet to flatten the tots down.
  9. Drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges start to brown, then flip the tots and bake for 15 more minutes or until tots are golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately or save some in a sealed freezer container for later.
To reheat frozen tots, bake at 350 for ten minutes or until they are warmed all the way through.
Recipe by The Vegan Video Pantry at http://veganvideopantry.com/homemade-herb-and-cheese-tater-tots/