Eeeee! It's 2013! I haven't seen you guys since last year. It's been way too long.
So, I thought I'd let you know about these healthy nuggets of goodness.
Last night I was waiting on my ride home to get done stringing guitars (normal?) so I could get home and make some healthy shrimp poboy sandwiches. It was right around dinner time and some sweet/evil soul was making tater tots.
If you know me at all, you know I cannot resist potatoes in any form. These were just Ore Ida frozen tots, but I started popping them like candy. Delicious potato candy. After about 5 tots (Ha! Yeah, we'll go with that) I stopped myself and got inspired to make a healthy tot.
Cool story? Let's proceed.
Baked Sweet Potato Tots
makes about 25-30 tots
1 large sweet potato
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
non stick spray oil *updated*
Wash the sweet potato, pierce it with a fork and microwave until fork tender. I put mine in a Ziploc bag and microwaved it for 7 minutes, but it will vary by microwave.
Carefully peel off the skin and mash the sweet potato in a bowl (not too much, though). Mix in some salt, garlic powder and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Get your coating ready by mixing the bread crumbs with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan and some salt.
Scoop about 1 1/2 tsp of sweet potato mixture into your hand and form a tot shape. Roll directly in the bread crumb mixture and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Continue until all tots are formed. *Spray some cooking spray oil on the breaded tots. I did this to try and get some color, but it didn't quite happen ;)*
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, turn them on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 7 minutes.
Here's my meal--yum!