Parmesan Tater Tots
Food and Drink

Recipe courtesy of Corporate Chef Michael DeFonzo, P.J. Clarke's; photo: Beverly Pope

Parmesan Tater Tots

"Serve these as appetizers or a delicious side at your next backyard barbecue or tailgate party!"

Serves: 6-8


2 1/2 Idaho potatoes

3 cups Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish

2 tablespoons chives, finely sliced, plus extra for garnish

1 egg, whisked

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups panko bread crumbs

Cook potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Drain and cool the potatoes.

Peel the potatoes and grate them on a box grater. Carefully fold in cheese, chives and egg.

Season with salt and pepper.

Mold the potato mixture into 1-inch by 1/2-inch cylinders.

Coat in panko bread crumbs and deep fry.

Garnish with extra Parmesan and chopped chives.