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Extra Crispy Keto Tater Tots Croquettes Recipe

This Super Easy and Extra Crispy Keto Tater Tots Croquettes Recipe made with only 3 Ingredients is the best Keto Side Dish you can have.  Fluffy and Soft from inside, Golden and Extra Crunchy from outside, those Kid Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb Tots will change your Keto Life forever.

Keto Tater Tots on a plate
Keto Tater Tots

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Keto Side Dishes

After you will make this recipe for the first time, it will jump up into the first spot of all the Keto Side Dishes you have ever collected. 

Even though our Low Carb Pumpkin Fries, Low Carb Burgers, or Baked Zucchinis are really hard to beat. 

Kid-Friendly Keto Tater Tots

If you are one like me, where I try to make my whole family follow our Low-Carb Lifestyle, those Crispy Low-Carb Tater Tots are a must in your kitchen. 

Kids love them, and they will have no idea potatoes are not involved. I swear. 

The taste is so real, you will not believe it.

Our Keto Croquettes, as some might call them, are super crispy on the outside, with that softness and potato-like taste from the inside. Dipped in ketchup or Mayo, that is the way to go. 

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Keto Croquettes

Keto Tater Tots Idea

I have to thank and acknowledge one special Keto YouTuber, who by accident came up with the Keto Mix, which changed my life and will change the lives of so many people following Keto or Low-Carb Lifestyle. 

World’s Best Homemade Keto Fries

Heavenly Fan from the UK was trying to make some Keto Pasta and with all the leftovers decided to fry it. 

And guess what. A real crispy and perfect looking Keto Fries were born. 

In her YouTube video, she is explaining the whole process of how to make the best fries one can have in our lifestyle. 

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Low Carb Tater Tots

Genius Keto Mix Discovery

I had to try those Keto Fries the minute I saw the video. 

And as I had all the ingredients at home (which all of you have) I did 3 variations. The best one I loved, was to mix them up a little. 

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Final Result?

The whole family loved it and for me after that first bite, I was suddenly in my Childhood Croquettes heaven. When I closed my eyes, I remembered all the Croquettes as we call them in Europe, we used to eat during our school lunches. 

Keto Croquettes or Keto Tater Tots?

After I have started searching for the best name for this recipe, I decided to add a bit of the info for real Tater Tots. 

Just in case you are one of those, who does not know what the name Tater Tots is, here is a brief explanation. 

Living in Europe, we used to call them always simply Croquettes. 

But as I started researching, I have realized the actual Croquettes in the US are little nuggets always filled with additional cheese, ham, or something else. 

Golden Crispy Keto Tater Tots
Low-Carb Croquettes
What are Tater Tots?

Tater Tots are small tiny tube-shaped nuggets made out of potatoes, some flour, and seasoning. 

They are fried and served as a side dish or simply dipped into one of the spreads as a snack. 

The name Tater Tots was invented by a Frozen Food Company called Ore-Ida.

This ever so popular dish is known to be served especially in schools or cafeterias for lunches. 

Various names have been used around the continents, such as Tasti Taters, Tater Treats, Spud Puppies, Mexi Fries, Mexi Nuggets, Potato Loco, Potato Gems, Potato Royals. 

Tell me, which name do you use for them?

What are Keto Tater Tots made from?

Our Crunchy Keto Tater Tots or Croquettes are made from the mixture of Nut Keto Flours used most of the time in Keto Cooking and baking. 

Adding a bit of Xanthan gum with hot water to the mixture gives them a super smooth consistency, which at the end of frying, chips into a perfectly Golden Brown Keto Snack you all have been missing. 

Can you make Keto Tots ahead of time?

Even though this recipe is super simple and mixed in less than 5 minutes, you do not need to prepare them ahead of time. 

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But just in case you have a big family or are planning a Keto Party, you can prepare those Keto Tots ahead of time. 

Simply roll them into the shapes you like, being cylinder or balls, place them on a board, and store in the refrigerator. Once ready to fry, just add them one by one into the preheated oil and enjoy it. 

Can you bake or Air Fry Keto Tots?

Instead of frying those Keto Tots, you can without the problem roast them in the oven or an Air Fryer. I have tried it and whatever method you will choose, they are extra delicious. 

The most crispiness you can get is by frying them, but if you spray them additionally with a bit of extra oil, they will crisp up in the Air-Fryer and oven as well. 

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How To make Extra Crispy Keto Tater Tots?

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Crispy Keto Tater Tots

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO MAKE EXTRA CRISPY KETO TATER TOTS

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

As a first step, prepare all of your ingredients for easy assembly.

Make sure your water is hot – almost boiling.

Tater Tots Keto Style

Second Step: Add all into a bowl

After you weigh all the dry ingredients, prepare one big bowl where you can mix it all up.

Place all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl.

Keto Tater Tots Without Cauliflower

Third Step: Mix

Using your spatula, mix all the dry ingredients fully.

Make sure that no visible clumps are left.  Also, Xanthan gum should be fully incorporated into the almond and coconut flour.

Crispiest Keto Tater Tots

Fourth Step: Add Water

Once all the dry ingredients are mixed, slowly start adding hot or boiling water into the bowl while mixing it all.

3 Ingredients only Keto Tots

Fifth Step: Mix

When all the hot water is within the dry ingredients’ mixture, using your spatula, make sure it is all fully incorporated together with Keto flours and Xanthan gum.

Keep mixing it until a proper dough has been formed.

Extra Crispy Keto Croquettes

Sixth Step: Work out the dough

Once your mixture is smooth, place it all onto the sheet and using your hands, work out the dough making sure it is smooth without any dry lumps from the nut flowers.

As you see in the picture, the dough is pretty sticky and will stay like this for a while.

You can choose to let the mixture sit a little and roll it only later if time allows.

Keto Croquettes

Seventh Step: Roll and cut

You can either split your dough into half or place the part on the side.

Take approximately ¼ of the dough and start rolling.

The easiest for me is to roll it into a log. 

Using your spatula or cake scraper, separate the log into smaller pieces all the same sizes.

As you see in the pictures you’re able to make approximately 42 a little Keto Tots. 

Extra Crispy Keto "Tater" Tots

Eight Step: Shape into cylinders

One by one, take each of the pieces and roll with your hands into smaller log or cylinder shape tots.

One tip in this step is to roll each tot once again after about 5 to 10 minutes. In this time, all the pieces get a little dry, and you can roll them into a much smoother shape.

Crispy Keto Tater Tots

Ninth Step: Fry

Once all of your Keto Tater Tots are prepared, place them one by one into the preheated frying pan with oil. Have your settings on to six or medium heat.

Slowly fry all the Keto Tots, turning them regularly.

Golden Crispy Keto Tater Tots

Tenth Step: Paper Towel 

When you see that your tots are turning into a beautiful golden color, one by one, place them into the plate covered with a paper towel.

This will make sure all the remaining oil is being soaked into the towel and our Keto Tots become the crispiest ever.

Keto Flour Tater Tots

Tips and Tricks:

2x rolling – Roll each Keto Tot once again after about 5 to 10 minutes. In this time, all the pieces get a little dry, and you can roll them into a much smoother shape.

Paper towel – use for draining the extra oil left after frying. This will make our Keto Tots the crispiest ever

Freezing – I would suggest preparing the Keto Tots up to the 9th step and placing them all onto a plate and then the freezer. Once all the tots are frozen, you can take them out and place them all into a Ziploc bag and into the freezer for storing. 

Tater Tots Keto Style
Crunchy Keto Snack

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How to store Keto Tater Tots?

Even though I would suggest enjoying your Keto Tots as fresh as possible, you can of course store them without the problem.

Once they cool down, place them into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days.

If you want to store them longer, I would suggest placing them in the freezer.

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Can you freeze Keto Croquettes?

You can certainly freeze our keto croquettes or tots once fried. You might have them not as crispy as fresh ones, but placing them into the oven for a few minutes should retain a little of the crispiness back.

I would suggest freezing the batter before it is fried.

What you can do is follow up all the steps until step number nine.

Have all the tots on one plate and place them into the freezer.

Once they are frozen, you can then place them all into a Ziploc bag and use it as you normally would fry a frozen Tater Tots directly bought from the shop.

What can you serve with Keto Tater Tots?

Perfect sauces and side dishes are:

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Yield: 42pcs

Extra Crispy Keto Tater Tots Croquettes Recipe

Keto Tater Tots on a plate

This Super Easy and Extra Crispy Keto Tater Tots Croquettes Recipe made with only 3 Ingredients is the best Keto Side Dish you can have. Fluffy and Soft from inside, Golden and Extra Crunchy from outside, those Kid Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb Tots will change your Keto Life forever.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. As a first step, prepare all of your ingredients for easy assembly.
    2. After you weigh all the dry ingredients, prepare one big bowl where you can mix it all up.
    3. Place all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl.
    4. Using your spatula, mix all the dry ingredients fully.
    5. Once all the dry ingredients are mixed, slowly start adding hot or boiling water into the bowl while mixing it all.
    6. When all the hot water is within the dry ingredients' mixture, using your spatula, make sure it is all fully incorporated together with Keto flours and Xanthan gum.
    7. Once your mixture is smooth, place it all onto the sheet and using your hands, work out the dough making sure it is smooth without any dry lumps from the nut flowers.
    8. Take approximately ¼ of the dough and start rolling.
    9. The easiest for me is to roll it into a log. Using your spatula or cake scraper, separate the log into smaller pieces, all the same sizes.
    10. One by one, take each of the pieces and roll with your hands into smaller log or cylinder shape tots.
    11. Once all of your Keto Tater Tots are prepared, place them one by one into the preheated frying pan with oil. Have your settings on to six or medium heat. Slowly fry all the Keto Tots, turning them regularly.
    12. When you see that your tots are turning into a beautiful golden color, one by one, place them into the plate covered with a paper towel.

Notes

2x rolling - Roll each Keto Tot once again after about 5 to 10 minutes. In this time, all the pieces get a little dry, and you can roll them into a much smoother shape.

Paper towel - use for draining the extra oil left after frying. This will make our Keto Tots the crispiest ever

Freezing - I would suggest preparing the Keto Tots up to the 9th step and placing them all onto a plate and then the freezer. Once all the tots are frozen, you can take them out and place them all into a Ziploc bag and into the freezer for storing.

Nutrition Information

Yield

14

Serving Size

3 pieces

Amount Per Serving Calories 29Total Fat 1gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gProtein 1g

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Carri

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Yikes! That's a lot of xantham gum. Whenever I've used more than 1/2 tsp in sauces, it's slimy and I don't care for it at all. In this recipe, does it give a slimy texture at all?

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Friday 16th of July 2021

Not slimy at all. You would be surprice, that Xanthan is not felt in here even though it is pretty much of it

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Tuesday 29th of December 2020

This sounds like a gnocchi type recipe. sort of dumpling like? will they be fluffy or dense? is there a way to not have them be dense?

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Thursday 31st of December 2020

Carlo, theey are not dense at all. I would say more fluffy type of texture.

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