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Giada Sweet Potato Tots

Giada's Sweet Potato Tots

A recipe for Giada's Sweet Potato Tater Tots written in my own words.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato
Cook Time 55 minutes


  • 1 bunch fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 1 large sweet potato any variety
  • cup flour
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil


To make the dill dust/salt

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Combine the dill and salt together in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground and mix together well.
  • Place on a sheet pan. Bake for about 25-35 minutes until the dill is dried
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

To make the tots

  • Place the whole potato in a pot with cold water covering it. Boil until you can easily pierce the potato with a fork but it's not falling apart. This should take around 5 minutes.
  • Cool the potato before peeling and chopping. You are just going to put the potato in a food processor so you just need to chop it up enough to fit it in.
  • Process the potatoes into small chunks by pulsing in your food processor. Don't make a puree.
  • Remove from the food processor and add to a bowl with the flour, pepper, and just a teaspoon of kosher salt to taste. Mix to combine.
  • Using a spoon, make 2-inch logs and place onto a lined sheet pan,
  • Heat up a pan of oil to 350 degrees. Fry in batches, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the oil onto a plate with paper towel on it to whisk away excess oil. Immediately sprinkle with the dill dust.
  • You can keep them in an oven set to it's lowest temperature to keep warm while you finish frying all the tots