Give me some of Your Tots, man - FoodByMaria Recipes

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Give me some of Your Tots, man


20 mins


40 mins



Good afternoon Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and didn’t work too hard!I’ve had quite the busy morning trying to come up with some awesome recipes for Christmas, thankfully my girl Katie, from @cinnamonappls came to the rescue as she inspired me massively with these Tater Tots! Initially I was going to use her exact recipe, but like most of you know I struggle doing that, so I decided to do my own thing, while using hints of Katie’s flavour palette here and there.

You can check out this fascinating girls blog at where you will find her Vegan Tots w/a lovely Spicy Ketchup!

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So I used traditional ingredients such as potatoes here, but I opted to add some Chinese Sweet Yams for an extra burst of nourishment, and lots lots lots and lots more fresh herbs such as basil, coriander, and chives! These herbs made all the difference for me.

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I don’t really know why I decide to make all of these “Christmasy”dishes this morning, but I feel like it is because I really don’t like traditional Christmas foods.  As stated in the about me section of my blog I do not adhere to one type of diet, but I do eat around 90% vegan, so you would not typical find my indulging in bacon wrapped pork.  I have nothing against people who do, do your thannnnggg, your thannngggg works for me.  I just really like GOOD food.  And when I and say good, I mean that shit better keep growing my ass big with protein and love, or help me please to live longer and stay healthy for as long as possible.  I guess at the end of the day I want to share with you how simple it is to eat bad ass food, that will help your body thrive and conquer the day!

I really hope you all enjoy this one, and Thank you miss Katie for the inspiration my love!

Love, Your Greek Food Goddess XOXO

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Give me some of Your Tots, man

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Tots


  • All organic
  • Tots:
  • 1 large Chinese Sweet Yam, boiled and cubed
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 cup Panko Break Crumbs, keep them in a separate bowl from the rest of the ingredients
  • Tahini Dip:
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp veganese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp salt/1 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat your oven at 375F
  2. Boil the potatoes, on low heat till soft
  3. Once your potatoes are cool mash them into a large bowl and add the remainder of the ingredients, well not the panko!
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and drizzle 1 tbsp of the EVOO
  5. Now using a tbsp create your tots, kind of square if rectangular shapes
  6. Roll your tots into the bread crumbs and begin placing them onto the baking sheet
  7. Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes, and flip them around here and there so they cook through evenly
  8. After 25 minutes change your oven to the broil setting, at 525F and cook for another 15 minutes, check of them often to avoid burning as this can happen easily!
  9. Dip:
  10. Add all the ingredients into a small bowl, and stir well till fully combined!
  11. This stuff takes like love, so dip all you want!
  12. Enjoy!!!


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