Sweet Potato Tots

“Sonic has Sweet Potato Tots!  THEY’RE SO GOOD!!”

I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen The Man so excited.  It’s adorable.  Except that any violation of my no-fast-food rule results in two things…1) Shunning and Constant Ridicule, and 2) The Obsessive Need to One-Up This Madness.

I was not to be outdone by a nasty-ass drive-in deep fryer and what I sincerely doubt are real sweet potatoes.


You’re Welcome.

I had a little boo-boo and spent the better part of Sunday at the ER.  For the last 3 days I’ve been completely out of it, aka, had the perfect excuse to lay around and do nothing.  Yay for blessings in disguise!

Until you wreck your car at 5:30am.  Stupid Karma.

It’s OK, though, ‘cuz I got me some Sweet Potato Tots.


2 Large Yams or Sweet Potatoes

2 Eggs

1 t Salt

2 T Arrowroot Powder

1/4 c Olive Oil, for frying (more as needed)


Cut the yams into large chunks, place in a stockpot, and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and allow to simmer until soft but not mushy (think soft but still not soft enough to be edible…if that even makes sense…)

Drain the yams and place into a food processor.  Pulse until they are grated but be careful not to make a puree.  Transfer to a bowl and add the salt, eggs, and arrowroot powder.

Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat.  Form quarter-sized balls from the yam mixture and drop into the oil.  Cook for about 1.5-2 minutes on each side and turn.  Transfer to a baking sheet.  When all of your mixture is done frying, bake the tots at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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7 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Tots

  1. The Man

    A – I’m always happy when you lay around the house coming up with more plans for delicious paleo/primal goodness. Blessing in disguise indeed!


    C – Still sorry about your car, but so much happier simply that you’re okay.

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  5. Maggie

    What are your opinins on freezing these puppies, maybe after the fry but before the bake?

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      Hmmm…never tried it but I bet it would work–like the commercial frozen ones I bet you’d just have to add a little time on the baking phase but I hope it works!!

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