When was the last time you ate some Tater Tots? When you were a kid? Now that air fryers exist and I’m glad they do, they taste so much better in the air fryer. Pop some frozen taters into the air fryer and air fry them for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. They come out so good and crispy and you can season them with your favorite seasoning. I used Cajun and made a fancy aioli to go with them.
Aoili is just a fancy name for doctored up mayonnaise BTW.
Tips for using Air Fryers
Preheating: Some air fryers require preheating and some do not. Be sure to check your air fryer manual. Mine does not require preheating. If the food ever burns or doesn’t cook properly this could be why the recipe didn’t work for you.
Overcrowding: Do not overcrowd the basket. Some food will not cook properly or all the way through.
Oil: One of the reasons why air fryers are so great is because food doesn’t need a lot of oil. Just a small amount!
Please note that not every air fryer cooks food the same. I always check half ways to see if it is getting close to near done. If it isn't done, continue cooking longer.
What Air Fryer Do I have?
For Christmas last year I got the Ninja Foodi Grill and it is my favorite so far because it can do so many things other than just air fryer!
Ninja Foodi 5 in 1 4-qt Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, Indoor Electric Grill
How to make Air Fried Tater Tots
See and print the full recipe below.
Cook tater tots according to package directions. I like to air fry my tater tots at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
While the tater tots are cooking, make the garlic mayo with the next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir the ingredients together.
Once the tater tots come out the oven, season the tater tots with cajun seasoning and serve.
Serving size: 12 tots
Other Recipes to Try
Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sandwiches
Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce
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Cajun Tater Tots with Garlic Aoili
- Prep Time: 2 min
- Cook Time: 12 min
- Total Time: 12 min
- Yield: 2 to 4 1x
When was the last time you ate some Tater Tots? When you were a kid? Now that air fryers exist and I’m glad they do, they taste so much better in the air fryer.
- 2 to 3 cups of frozen tater tots
- 1 ½ teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning
- ¼ cup of light mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of garlic
- ½ lemon, juiced
- salt and pepper
- Cook tater tots according to package directions. I like to air fry my tater tots at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
- While the tater tots are cooking, make the garlic mayo with the next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir the ingredients together.
- Once the tater tots come out the oven, season the tater tots with cajun seasoning and serve.
- Serving size: 12 tots
myWW points: Blue 6; Green 6; Purple 6
- Category: easy
- Method: air fry
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size: 12 tots
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: .5g
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 21g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: air fryer cajun tater tots
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Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
I've had a few recipes featured on HuffPost as well- such a nice boost of traffic! Congrats :D!
These look AMAZING. First off, tater tots are the best way to incorporate potatoes into your diet if you ask me. Secondly, garlic aoili with the tots?! That sounds to die for!