Tater Tot Arancini

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound (about 3 cups) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 cubes
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • Warmed marinara sauce, for serving
Directions
  • Put the Tater Tots in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until slightly thawed, about 4 minutes. Let cool, then lightly mash with your hands. Stir in the egg and flour. Form the mixture into twelve 1 1/2-inch balls with damp hands.

  • Make an indentation in the middle of each ball and stuff with a mozzarella cube; form the Tater Tot mixture around the cheese to cover.

  • Combine the breadcrumbs and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large wide pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Working in batches, roll the balls in the breadcrumbs and fry until golden, about 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt. Serve with marinara sauce.

  • Photograph by Mark Weinberg


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