Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots: Easy Way To Make Crispy Tots

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Air fryer frozen tater tots are simple to make and they come out crispy every time. Here’s the easiest way to do it in 15 minutes.

Air fryer frozen tater tots

The mornings are super stressful and let’s not mention you waking up late.

Something quick and easy for breakfast the the kids or even yourself is a great option to go to. That’s where these air fryer frozen tater tots really shine.

From freezer to the air fryer you ca have crispy tots in only 15 minutes and you don’t have to baby sit them in the process.

Set the timer and continue getting ready, very simple.

I will show you exactly how to do it so let’s get started.

How To Cook Tater Tots In Air Fryer

Here are the only ingredients you need

  • Frozen tater tots
  • Air fryer

Quick tips before starting, avoid mistakes

  • I know you will want to cook as many as you can but I ask you do not crowd the tater tot in the air fryer. This can make them become soggy because the air can’t move between them properly. Depending on size you can get about 2 serving in one 15 minute cook.
  • Times will vary depending on the power of your air fryer. If you have a very powerful air fryer, 15 minutes could burn them. When you go for the shake at 7 minutes note how far they have cooked. You may need to take 5 minutes off if they are cooking fast.
  • You do not have to spray the air fryer frozen tater tots with oil. Oil is already inside the tater tots because they are flash fried before being frozen. The trick to the crispiness is cooking at a high heat.
Air fryer frozen tater tots

How to cook frozen tater tots in air fryer

  1. To start, preheat the air fryer to 375F.
  2. Then, pull the frozen tater tots from your freezer and place two handfuls in the air fryer basket, more or less. Just don’t crowd them.
  3. Air fry the frozen tater tots for 7 minutes before removing the basket and giving the tater tots a shake to move them around.
  4. Next, place the basket back in a cook a remaining 7 minutes. Note, look at how fast they are cooking. You may not need a full 7 minutes.
  5. Lastly, remove the basket when the timer is up. Allow them to cool a bit before serving to yourself or small children the inside will be extremely hot.

How to reheat tater tots in air fryer or store leftovers

Reheating is simple, you can use the same temperature but for much less time. Start off with about 5-7 minutes to reheat the tater tots in the air fryer. They should still come out crispy due to the heat and the oil that is still present inside of the tots.

If there are some leftover, store them in a plastic bag or air tight container until you’re ready to reheat them again.

Air fryer frozen tater tots

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long should I cook tater tots in air fryer?

These air fryer frozen tater tots are done in under 15 minutes. Times can vary but not by much. Most air fryers have a good amount of power.

What temperature to cook air fryer tater tots?

You want them crispy, tater tots need to be cooked at a high temperature for this to happen. 375-400F is great, I find 375F the sweet spot to get them crispy but to also cook the inside before the outside burns.

Is it better to put tater tots in air fryer or deep fryer?

If you are watching calories the air fryer is your best friended. There is much less fat when with air fryer frozen tater tots because you aren’t submerging them in oil*. The air fryer always makes crispy potatoes. I have done plenty. Fresh potatoes with my air fryer breakfast potatoes or frozen with checkers fries.

What to serve with air fryer frozen tater tots?

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Air fryer frozen tater tots

Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

Air fryer frozen tater tots are simple to make and they come out crispy every time. Here's the easiest way to do it in 15 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 serving

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 bag of frozen tater tots

Instructions
 

  • To start, preheat the air fryer to 375F.
  • Then, pull the frozen tater tots from your freezer and place two handfuls in the air fryer basket, more or less. Just don't crowd them.
  • Air fry the frozen tater tots for 7 minutes before removing the basket and giving the tater tots a shake to move them around.
  • Next, place the basket back in a cook a remaining 7 minutes. Note, look at how fast they are cooking. You may not need a full 7 minutes.
  • Lastly, remove the basket when the timer is up. Allow them to cool a bit before serving to yourself or small children the inside will be extremely hot.
Keyword Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots: Easy Way To Make Crispy Tots”

  1. 5 stars
    I like to cook mine at 400 and I lightly spray it with Pam and sprinkle Lawry’s seasoning on it for 12 to 15 min

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