Healthy ‘Taters by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, August 13, 2012
I’m not gonna lie, I grew up eating Tater Tots. They’re delicious, so what’s not to love? Maybe the 160-200 calories and 8-10 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving, depending on the brand (yes, there are many copycats). And that’s without cheese or fillings. I hate to bash such a yummy food, but I’d like to consider them an indulgence.
Thanks to my recipe revamp, there’s no need to deprive ourselves of something we really want. We can enjoy the same culinary treat – golden brown, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside with hints of onion. I make my tots with shredded potatoes, egg whites, panko and dried, minced onion. I bake them in the oven until they’re golden brown and, well, downright amazing. And get this, you can enjoy more tot for less, since you get almost 4 ounces for just 74 calories (and ZERO fat). I don’t need to mention the savings; they cost less to make at home then if you buy them at the grocery store.