Pork Carnitas-Stuffed Tater Tots

Pork Carnitas-Stuffed Tater Tots
Pork Carnitas-Stuffed Tater Tots
Portions: 12 servings
Serving Size:
Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns 3lbs. 8oz.
Papetti's® Easy Eggs® Liquid Whole Eggs 1 cup
avocado, mashed 4 oz.
ranch dressing 1/2 cup
cumin to taste
lime juice 0.3 oz.
all-purpose flour 1/2 cup
pork carnitas, cooked, chopped 14 oz.
queso fresco, crumbled 7 oz.


  1. In small bowl, combine mashed avocado, ranch dressing, cumin and lime juice. Mix well. Cover and reserve in refrigerator.
  2. In medium bowl, combine potatoes, liquid eggs and flour. Toss until potatoes are well coated.
  3. Using your hands, combine about 5 small pieces of pork carnitas with 2-3 crumbles of queso fresco. Form a small ball.
  4. Coat the small meat and cheese ball with about 3/4 oz of potato mixture. Pack tightly. Reserve on floured sheet pan.
  5. Repeat this process for all tots.
  6. Place tots in 375°F deep fryer. Fry about 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and drain.
  7. Serve hot with avocado ranch dressing for dipping.


  • For another option, substitute pork carnitas with chorizo.
  • Serve as an appetizer or side dish.
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