I got that call from my sister again…”Hey Mel, so I have this really great idea but I don’t want to make it so can you?” Why yes, Francine, it would be my pleasure! How could I say no to a kitchen challenge?!? So this time, the idea was to use premade Tater Tots (you know, the ones that come in a bag in the freezer section of any grocery store) to make latkes for Chanukah. Would the latkes taste like Tater Tots? Would they keep that special flavor that only belongs to a Tater Tot? The quick answer is: YES!!!
All I did was shred up the defrosted Tater Tots with my hands then stirred in eggs and ripe avocado to bind the potatoes. Does the avocado make these latkes healthy? Sure…why not…
It was almost impossible to burn these latkes. Just a little sprinkle of flakey sea salt and these beautiful latkes were ready to eat up. It’s like a Tater Tot on crack!
Stack ’em up and top with apple sauce. Traditional potato latke? I think not!