Alexia Tater Tots in Air Fryer contains the most delicious Potato stuffing. And therefore these are also called as Potato Puffs. Potatoes are highly rich in nutrients and therefore have great health benefits. No matter in what form you are indulging the potatoes, they will provide you with essential nutrients. The crispy outside and fluff inside are what you want to melt in your mouth to get all the heavenly flavors. This is such a great side dish to serve alongside your main courses. It compliments your main dishes very well.
Finding the ready-made tater tots is not difficult at all. Whenever you visit a local store, you can find them easily in the frozen food aisle of frozen food items. There are several brands supporting frozen items. These include frozen hush puppies, frozen Wontons and even frozen tortellini pasta. Buying the Alexia Tater tots is my favorite part of grocery shopping. These are so addictive that I can’t resist buying them and making them in my air fryer again and again. You can use a party pizza air fryer for this purpose or simply any of the air fryers you prefer.
Confusion of the Potato Puffs being the Tater Tots
Tater tots are the potato treats and they have several names. People in different countries call them with different names. Calling them Tater tots or Potato Puffs doesn’t make any difference. They have the same recipe and they are the same thing. Even in some countries, these potato puffs have names like potato crisps or potato treats. You can also call these the potato gems. You can call them whatever name you find the most cute of all. This is a homemade potato puff recipe where you use mashed potatoes to make your potato crisps.
The mashed potatoes are spiced up by adding some amazing seasonings like the Italian seasoning. Then the way you fry your potato puffs is the most worth focusing on. Don’t ruin your tater tots by deep frying. As the potatoes will be drenched in oil and will not remain healthy anymore. So it is always a preference to use the air fryer to cook all the snacks that need frying.
All you have to do is not to be confused between the potato puffs and the tater tots. Get clarity on the fact that both are the names of the same thing. So it doesn’t matter if you say that you are going to make tater tots or potato puffs. What matters is that these should be yummy and delicious.
Ingredients Required for Making the Crispy Alexia Tater Tots
You need to gather all the ingredients on your shelf before jumping into the actual recipe. The ingredients are not too much costly and you can buy them conveniently. Make it a habit to check the dates before buying the products to avoid expired ones.
- 1 package Alexia Frozen Potato Puffs
- Basic seasonings to sprinkle at the Top
- Sauces for serving i.e. garlic chili sauce, garlic mayo etc.
Recipe for Making the Crispy Alexia Tater Tots in Air Fryer
The recipe involves a very simple few steps. None of the steps are extra so you can’t skip any of them. Air frying the Crispy Alexia Tater Tots should involve the most simple series of steps. This is the snack recipe you can have at any time of the way as it is lightweight but perfect to satisfy the cravings. Follow the steps that are present below.
Filling the Air Fryer Basket
Bring the Potato Puffs out of the package and then put them one by one in the air fryer basket. Maintain the distance between them. These spaces will help the air to flow easily through them.
Setting the Temperature
Then in the next step, set the temperature of the air fryer to 375 degrees. This is the most suitable temperature at which you can make the crispy Alexia Tater Tots. They will get the most smooth and crispy texture just like cheese crisps at this temperature.
Cooking in the Air Fryer
Set the cooking timer of around 10-12 minutes. The snack will get a beautiful golden brown color in this duration. This golden brown color indicates that the snack has enough crispiness in it.
Serving the Alexia Tater Tots
As soon as the air frying is done, take the treats out of the air fryer and put them on the serving plate. You can either drizzle the sauce over it or serve it as a side.
Sprinkle the desired seasonings at the top of it and then serve your Alexia Tater Tots. Sprinkling the thinly sliced green onion will make it more appetizing and it looks fresh.
Positive Points About this Recipe
You are going to love this recipe because every single point is in the favor of it. You need to make no variations in this recipe as it is already very short and simple.
- First of all, the air fryer will help you get the crispiest tater tots that you can never get any other way in a very short time.
- Oil-free cooking in the air fryer is healthier than deep frying or baking.
- Adding additional toppings like the taco meat or sauces will make them finger-licking delicious.
- The cooking time of the recipe may vary from air fryer to air fryer. Making single layers in the air fryer should be a preference to get better texture and crispier results.
Brands to Buy the Alexia Tater Tots From
Walmart is the best solution to all your problems. Whenever you cannot find something on any of the brands, you can find it at Walmart for sure. Other than Walmart you can buy the Alexia Tater Tots from Dillon’s, Kroger, Safeway and City Market. These Alexia potato puffs are available at all of these and have the perfect quality that you prefer. They will taste much better than the local ones or the ones you try to make at home. Checking on the ingredients would be helpful for you to decide which flavor you want to get for your dinner. You can even order these online from Amazon or other platforms. Do this only if you can’t physically visit the store.
The sauces you are going to serve with the snack should also belong to these good brands. Local brands do not give the classy flavor that you want in your snack. So be careful whenever you shop for your kitchen products and ingredients.
What is the period for cooking the Alexia tater tots in an air fryer?
It does not take too long to cook the tater tots in the air fryer. All you have to do is set the suitable time and temperature depending upon the type of your air fryer. Then the tater tots will be ready in almost 7-8 minutes. This is the total period you need to give to this recipe.
Why do we skip the cooking spray in this recipe?
It is not always necessary to use oil or cooking spray. You can use it in this recipe if you feel like it. But you can skip it as its function is to prevent the sticking and burning of food. When you set the exact temperature and put the frozen food in, there is no need for cooking spray.
Which dipping sauce can we serve with the Alexia Tater Tots?
Trying out new flavors of the sauces is never a bad idea. You can serve mustard sauce or ketchup to keep it simple. To make it more yummier, you can add the mayo and garlic sauce to the serving.
Enjoying the delicious crunchy Alexia Tater Tots in an air fryer with the perfect sauces in the middle of the night is adorable. It is the most pleasant experience to enjoy this snack anytime you crave it. The storage and reheating of this snack is also very easy in the air fryer like the reheating of biscuits and brisket. Putting the snack as a side on the dining table is also a great idea to make your dining table look more appetizing. All the rest of the potato recipes including the potatoes served with pork are a bit older now. So trying out the new trends will bring more joy and pleasure to your life with the heavenly flavors.
Freezing the cooked potato puffs is also not an issue at all. You can freeze them even for months and then can reheat them in the air fryer. Avoid the defrosting or thawing of the tater tots even if you are making them for the first time. It will cause them to lose their texture. Therefore, avoid defrosting them. The nutritional importance of these potato dishes is undeniable. Try to indulge them more often to soak all the beneficial nutrients.
Marco Bianchi, a culinary virtuoso with a flair for innovation, has made a name for himself as a celebrated chef in the United States. Born with a passion for cooking, Marco’s culinary journey began in his early years, inspired by the diverse flavors and techniques he encountered.