These Sweet Potato Tater Tots are great for kids! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and so full of flavour! They’re so easy to make with only 7 ingredients!
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Firstly – the responses that you all gave on my 3rd Annual Reader Survey TRULY blew me away. Thank you SO much to the hundreds of you that filled it out! I’ll be honest – I asked if there’s anything I can improve on and literally 99% of you said “nothing :)/love your recipes/you’re doing great!” and it REALLY has made my entire week. Sometimes, or well, almost all the time, as a food blogger it is hard to know if you’re doing the right thing. Really, hard. Responses like that really help me out. To know I’m helping to improve your lives ROCKS. To know that you all love what I’m doing helps. Especially when that voice in your head tells you otherwise. Your responses mean more than you’ll ever know.
Okay, let’s get into what we’re all here for – the recipe. These Sweet Potato Tater Tots. Oh boy, friends. To get into these I need to share my love affair with potatoes.
I’ll be honest – I LOVE POTATOES. Like, I literally said to Gav the other day “potatoes are God’s golden gift to man”. In fact, I have tried almost every single type of potato there is and boy oh boy are they fantastic. I love them baked, fried, mashed, creamed, steamed, twice baked, sautéed – all the ways. I try not to have them too often, though. Why? I have zero control around them, and for good reason. If you’re a potato lover, you know what I mean.
This is where my confession leading into these sweet potato tater tots come in. At one point, Gav and I had tater tot waffles for breakfast. I know – they are as magnificent as they sound. We would buy frozen tater tots, press them together in our waffle iron like fancy millennials, sprinkle with salt and garlic and brush with vegan butter or olive oil. Then serve them alongside some ketchup. This was WAY before we were both vegan, by the way, even though these were actually a daily vegan breakfast. I mean, these were addictive. That was UNTIL I decided to read the ingredients one day. I KNOW – I had never read the ingredients!! Did I mention this was a long time ago?
After realising I had been adding SALT on top of already salted, cooked, fried and seasoned tater tots, we had to stop the habit. It’s pretty hilarious actually because now I try and ensure that most of my meals are nutritious to me, and these were purely about taste. Either way, it was a great memory. A sodium hell memory, but great nonetheless.
Fast forward to a few weeks later when the craving hit (because salt) and I had to have them again. This time I wanted to make them way healthier and from scratch. So I used sweet potatoes. After a few tries, I surprised Gav with them and we danced around the kitchen rejoicing.
It’s been a while since I’ve made these Sweet Potato Tater Tots. However, I know it’s back-to-school season and I’m unofficially naming September Meal Prep Month on Jessica in the Kitchen, so it seemed like an ideal time to finally introduce this recipe on the blog! While I used Jamaican sweet potatoes for this, you can use your favourite sweet potatoes for this recipe. It is incredibly easy to make and only a few ingredients. Feel happy knowing you can ALSO turn these into waffles (of course I tested this). Enjoy friends!
P.S. – a video is coming soon!
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