Crispy Microwave Tater Tots

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Crispy Microwave Tater Tots made from frozen in just FIVE minutes with this awesome hack recipe! NO oven needed!

Crispy, crunchy, golden brown beauties, Tater Tots are one of the most iconic breakfast foods and one of our personal favorite snacks. You don’t need an oven to make them come out perfect every time, you just need a microwave, some frozen Tots, and a lot of enthusiasm.

Microwave Tater Tots

CRISPY MICROWAVE TATER TOTS

There’s not a whole lot in life that is more delicious than Tater Tots, especially when they’re crispy and piping hot from the oven. The trouble is that most dorms don’t have an oven, and cooking Tots in the microwave yields some pretty awful results. It seems like every time you try cooking them in the microwave, they end up soggy, greasy, or burned to an absolute crisp. The good news is that we’ve perfected the ultimate life hack for cooking delicious Tater Tots that is absolutely foolproof and easy! You won’t be able to tell the difference between these and the Tater Tots you’d get at a classy restaurant.

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY MICROWAVE TATER TOTS

  1. Spray the microwave grilled cheese sandwich maker with cooking spray (or wipe down with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.
  2. Add the tater tots in a row.
  3. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Microwave on high power for 5-6 minutes until crispy.

VARIATIONS CRISPY MICROWAVE TATER TOTS
Are you bored with classic Tater Tots? Think you’re too good for everyone else’s Tots? Well fine then! Try some of these delicious variations designed to appeal to your foodie attitude.

  • Cheesy Tots
  • Cheddar and Chive Tots
  • Olive Oil, Rosemary Tots
  • Tots and Alfredo Dunking Sauce
  • Tots, Bake-o’s and Pulled Pork

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH CRISPY MICROWAVE TATER TOTS
The obvious answer is that you should serve your Tater Tots in the morning with a nice cup of coffee, some crispy bacon, and a nice omelet, but Tots ain’t just for breakfast. Would it blow your mind if we told you that you can add Tater Tots to the top of potato casseroles, on top of burgers, and even on salads to bring down the health factor slightly?

SAVE SOME FOR LATER
Tater tots are best when they’re fresh out of the microwave, but you can save some for later if you keep them wrapped tightly or in a sealable container. Put them in the fridge, and our Tots will stay good for up to a week. However, you really should eat them before then for the best results.

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COST FACTOR
$: You only need 3 ingredients, and they are perfectly priced for a starving college student. That is to say that they cost almost nothing. If you have leftover ingredients you can use them for future recipes, just make sure to store them properly.

MICROWAVE TABLE

  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to cook for 6:00-7:12, then check it, and add another minute if needed.
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Cook the donuts for about 8:30-10:20, then add another minute as needed.

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Crispy Microwave Tater Tots

Crispy Microwave Tater Tots made from frozen in just FIVE minutes with this awesome hack recipe! NO oven needed!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Microwave Tater Tots
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff

Ingredients

  • 20 tater tots
  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 packet salt

Instructions

  • Spray the microwave grilled cheese sandwich maker with cooking spray (or wipe down with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.
  • Add the tater tots in a row.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Microwave on high power for 5-6 minutes until crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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