Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tater Tots

Tater Tots do appear to be vegan...
Ingredients List
POTATOES, VEGETABLE OIL (SUNFLOWER, COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN, AND/OR CANOLA), SALT, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, ONIONS, DEXTROSE, DISODIUM DIHYDROGEN PYROPHOSPHATE, NATURAL FLAVORING
...who knows what Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate is... wiki says it's a buffering and chelating agent, with many food and industrial uses. It is polyvalent, and acts as a Lewis base, so is effective at binding polyvalent cations...
...but I didn't have any - and we were having Tater Tot Hot Dish at a Church supper - you know how I like to make a vegan version of whatever they're having...

...so I grated up a potato...

...added a sprinkle of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper - and about 2 Tablespoons of flour...

...then I smooshed that all together...

...and pinched up little balls and dropped them onto a hot griddle sprayed with a little olive oil...

...just fried them up - until they were nice and crispy and turned them over...

...and popped them on top of my little vegan casserole - consisting of:

Mixed veg
My homemade vegan mushroom soup
and some TVP crumbles soaked in some vegan beef bouillon

...that's it - it was really yummy - and my plate looked pretty much like everyone else's - except my veg still had some colour to it - hehe...

9 comments:

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

i bet yours was better - tater tots have just a bit of that strange "processed" taste to me.

love, k

On my way Home... said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks so yummy! i've been wanting to know how to make my own tater tots... and now thanks to you, I do!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

First paragraph, read with no reference to potatoes could be a description of some chemical process of great complexity.

It's not a product we have here in the UK - not to say we don't have other chemical food!

Sandra said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks really good as well as a great substitute for the fake stuff. I don't eat the fake stuff. The fake stuff scares me.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious! You are so creative at creating a vegan version of different foods.

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Those tater tots do look yummy!

Liss said... Best Blogger Tips

I was drooling over your tater tots but oh to see them go on top of a casserole. YUM YUM!!!

Richelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never tried to make homemade tater tots. Looks yummy!

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooooh That looks so yummy! I will definitely have to try it.

I hate packaged tater tots--yuck!
But I love shredding my own tater's. :)