These Fried Potato Pickle Pops, with their creamy mashed potato center, studded with chopped dill pickle, and coated with cornmeal, will wow your friends and family. Tater tots just got topped.
When eating out I seldom get anything that is deep fried. The chances of cross contamination in the deep fryer is just too great. Sometimes you can find a place that only fries french fries, but often restaurants will also fry any other battered or breaded item in that same oil, contaminating it with gluten.
Instead of never having any deep fried foods again (which wouldn’t be a bad thing), I invested in a nice deep fryer for our family. It doesn’t get used that often, more in summer than winter since I do the deep frying outside then, but I think it has earned it’s spot on the shelf. If you’re looking for a deep fryer, I’d personally recommend this one. I’ve had mine for at least 8 years now, and still love it. You can filter and drain your oil into the container in the bottom, you can store that in the fridge until the next time you fry something, and the rest washes up really easily. It also made preparing these Fried Potato Pickle Pops really easy.
This recipe was developed as part of my partnership with the Little Potato Company. All opinions, however, are completely my own.
If you’re looking for a new appetizer or something a little different to prepare when you’re hosting friends to watch “the game” or a movie, I’d definitely recommend you give these a try. 3 ingredients. Seriously. Well, salt & pepper to taste, and oil to fry in, but the Fried Potato Pickle Pops have only 3 ingredients themselves. Two are listed in the title, can you guess the third?
Cornmeal! Simple, plain cornmeal gives these potato bites a nice crispy crust when they are deep fried. For the inside, I simply boiled up some Little Potato Company Creamer potatoes, mashed them (skins and all) with some finely chopped dill pickle, and formed them into little bites. You could make things even easier by rolling them into small balls instead of going for the ‘tater tot’ shape, as long as they are all the same size and small enough to fry up quickly the shape won’t matter.
Here’s your chance to win your own Creamer potatoes from the Little Potato Company!
They are kind enough to offer up one month of potatoes to one of my readers. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me your favourite appetizer. Whether it’s chicken wings, nachos, or onion rings, I want to hear about it. You have until midnight (CDT) August 15, 2016 to enter. The winner will be notified via email, so be sure that there is a way for me to contact you, or I will have to pick another winner. Open to residents of the US & Canada. Good luck!
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using these links – your cost remains the same, but I earn a small percentage to help pay for more groceries so I can make more recipes. Thank you!