Taco Tater Tot Bake

“What’s the dish for today?” Do you love potatoes? “Are you kidding me? They are the ruler of this world!” Then your king has aced once again. This tater tot recipe is simply the best. If you love French fries, I bet you'll love this too. *winks* This tater tot recipe is mixed with the all-time favorite tacos then baked. We should start baking!

Alright, but let's find out first what is the history of Tater Tots? *silence* “Uhm, that, I do not know.” I figured. *winks* Come on! Before the baking, you'll do the reading first.

We all know already that Tater Tot is a “side-dish made from deep-fried, grated potatoes.” They are known for its crispiness, smallness, and cylindrical shape. According to Wikipedia, “Tater Tots is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida, a division of the H. J. Heinz Company, which has become genericized.” The word ‘tater’ is slang for potato. Tots, on the other hand, are believed to derived from “their diminutive size, or because they are often served to children.” Well, the word ‘tot’ sounds attractive for children. Anyway, in some places, the food is informally called ‘tots’, removing the word ‘tater’ from it.

Tater tots are born when the founders of Ore-Ida, F. Nephi Grigg and Golden Grigg are trying to think what to do with the leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. As stated in Wikipedia, “the Griggs chopped up the slivers, added flour and seasoning, then pushed the mash through holes and sliced off pieces of the extruded mixture.” The product is first offered in stores in 1956 and ] it isn’t called ‘tater tots’ yet. “What is it then?” It has not named yet, pal. But the founders hold a contest among the employees that would help decide the product name. Clora Lay Orton and a young house mother submit the ‘tater tots’, which eventually becomes a hit and won the prize.

Oh yeah? Since we know about its history, I think now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "The Cookin’ Chicks" website below.


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