Anyone who knows me well enough knows I'm not much of a cooker. I'd rather be spending my time creating something that won't be coming out my other end tomorrow, if you know what I mean.
But sometimes, you just gotta do it.
Tater Tots (from Can You Stay for Dinner—her post is funnier, by the way)
serves five, as a side dish
3 medium potatoes, finely grated and dried well
¼ C all-purpose flour
1 t salt, plus more for serving
½ t black pepper (I didn't use any pepper in mine)
¼ C Canola oil
Mix the potatoes with the flour, salt and pepper. Form into 1" logs.
Heat oil in a large pot until it is so hot that dripping a drop of water on the surface immediately sizzles and spatters. Add tots and fry until all sides are golden brown.
Serve hot with extra salt.