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air fryer tater tots

Air Fryer Tater Tots

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 people 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American


Dude.... crispy, crunchy,  Air Fryer Tater Tots -  without using a single drop of oil? Get ready folks ... because these little guys are THE BOMB!


  • 3 large Russet Potatoes ((cleaned and peeled))
  • 2 Tbs Dehydrated Chopped Onion ((or 1/2 cup freshly minced))
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbs Chives ((minced))
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add 2 Tbs of hot water to 2 Tbs Dehydrated Onions and set aside.  Or, finely mince 1/2 cup fresh onions.
  3. Peel and wash 3 large Russet Potatoes
  4. Grate potatoes into a large bowl and add cold water to cover.  Strain potataoes through a colander and rinse.
  5. Grab a handful of the drained potatoes and squeeze out as much water as you can.  Place these potatoes back into the bowl.
  6. Add Corn Starch to potatoes and mix thoroughly.
  7. Spread potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool, and then sprinkle on the onions, garlic powder, garlic salt, and chives.  Mix well.
  9. Using wet hands, or a melon baller, scoop 1-2 Tbs of potato mixture and form a tight ball.  Place into Air Fryer basket.
  10. Air Fry at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned.  Pull basket occasionally for a quick shake and to check for crispiness.

Keywords: fat-free tater tots