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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  51 reviews
It’s a fact: Americans love tots, and last year consumed 3.5 billion of them. And not just at home. From fast-food joints to high-end restaurants, chefs are joining the tot trend, serving exotically spiced tots or fun mash-ups like Totchos, with tots replacing the corn chips in nachos. But now, prepare for TOT-al domination! Created by mad-genius food blogger Dan Whalen, ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Workman Publishing Company
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Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is featured on Saturday's Kitchen where you can see some of the recipes we made @

My husband is what I call a ‘tot aficionado’ because he’s one of those people willing to stand every single tater tot straight up, perfectly spaced, to get nice crispy tots every time right out of the oven. So, when I saw Tots!: A Cookbook, I had to grab it. I’m always hopeful to impress my family with some new and fresh recipes, and these would include one of their
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Did you ever have a phrase you said when you were young and in love that you wish you could take back? I definitely have one, and I can’t believe I am going to mention it now since it is long forgotten by anyone but me. So until I edit this out, here goes. I once told my high school boyfriend that I loved him more than ... wait for it... french fries. And that, my friends, was really saying something for me at the time. That was deep stuff.

So when my buddy, PorshaJo, mentioned there was a
Jon Nakapalau
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE TOTS! And there are so many great recipes in this book - even a dessert section! Read this before the holiday season for 'lots of tots' ideas that will make everyone happy!
Dash fan
Apr 05, 2018 is currently reading it
Shelves: netgalley, cookbooks
Unfortunately there was no content at all on the file so I was unable to view the book.
Such a shame as I was really looking forward to this book. I love potatoes, and a recipe book dedicated to them sounds amazing!
If I do happen to get a copy that works I will change my review accordingly.
I have tried various methods to download the pdf file but unfortunately the file is blank.
N.N. Light
If you love tater tots like me, you'll love this cookbook! A great selection of recipes from breakfast to even dessert.

My Rating: 5 stars
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love tator tots, and seeing a book full of tot recipes instantly grabbed my attention. Plain ol' tots are yummy just as they are, but I'm always looking for new ways to dish up old favorites, and couldn't wait to see what this cookbook had to offer.

The book kicks off with Tots 101, filling you in on everything you ever wanted to know about tots. You'll learn about the different sizes and types of tots. (How did I not know there was such a thing as sweet potato tots?!) You'll also learn about
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A cookbook all about potato tots? How could I not want to read this book?! 50 different recipes for a freezer staple in my house is just what I need!

TOTS! TOT-ALLY AWESOME RECIPES FROM TACHOS TO SWEET PO-TOT-O PIE opens with a short, to the point introduction from author Dan Whalen, about his research into the world of tots.

There are just five chapters in this book of potato tot goodness, but they are packed with information and recipes covering from the basics – a sort of Tots 101, to dessert
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For starters, I just gotta say...TOTS!!!! I freaking love tots! They are my go to, always have to have some in my freezer, just makes me smiles goodness. (Yeah, I know that isn't really and sentence and doesn't make a whole lot of sense LOL) So of course the idea of a cookbook dedicated to these delicious little potato morsels caught my attention right away. I was not disappointed!

This book starts off talking about the varieties of store bought tots you can buy, and that are perfectly acceptable
Apr 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
I know very few people who are as excited by tator tots as I am, so when i seen this book available on NetGalley I fully admit to kind of loosing my mind a little bit. I had some pretty high hopes for this book, and it did not disappoint! I devoured this whole recipe book, and I will be literally devouring some of these recipes in the next few weeks to come.... as soon as I stock up on more tots. Honestly though, the book was put together beautifully. It was easy to use, easy to read, and the ...more
Jennifer Muller
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recieved a free digital copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

Tots! Who doesnt love tater tots?! This recipe book starts with directions to make your own tots and moves on to the simple and delicious! Personally I don't think I'll be making my own tots, but that's just me. There's also recipes for dipping sauces, appetizers and desserts!

My favorite recipes from this book:
Cacio E Pepe Tots, Garlic and chive tots (I'd probably add onion or onion powder at least for an added
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This cookbook made me soooooooo hungry! The pictures are beautiful and I was very pleasantly surprised at how many ways I have not eaten tater tots (but now I really want to try them all). The author is truly passionate about tots and has put a lot of thought into these recipes. It really is mind-boggling how many ways he manages to use tater tots. Much like how people treated sunny side up eggs, I'm starting to think any dish can be improved with some tater tot action. This is a really fun ...more
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gained 5 lbs just by reading this book - it's too good!
Chris From RecipesNow!
Described as “little balls of potato magic”, “Tater Tots” are the ultimate leftover. Tots! is dedicated to the myriad ways you can eat a potato tot.

Many people grew up enjoying the potato tot, but even those who have never heard of it maybe find a new taste delight here. Whether you choose to make your own or buy them, you will find a recipe for all occasions.

After a very brief introduction, the book is divided into five chapters:

Tot Basics
Tot’Petizer‘s: Small Bites With Big Flavor
Tot O’ The
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
A cookbook all about potato tots? How could I not want to read this book?! 50 different recipes for a freezer staple in my house is just what I need!

TOTS! TOT-ALLY AWESOME RECIPES FROM TACHOS TO SWEET PO-TOT-O PIE opens with a short, to the point introduction from author Dan Whalen, about his research into the world of tots.

There are just five chapters in this book of potato tot goodness, but they are packed with information and recipes covering from the basics – a sort of Tots 101, to dessert
Amy Jacobs
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am all about the quick and easy recipes. As crazy and hectic as my life is, the easier the better. Plus, TATER TOTS! I love Tater Tots. During the days of financial struggle in my house, Tater Tot casserole was the best night of the week. We loved experimenting with different flavors each week and it was a cheap and filling meal. With Tots:A Cookbook, we get so many different recipes and ways to cook a Tot. They even have a recipe at the beginning to make Tots from scratch. SCORE! Definitely ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is, for my opinion of course, the most creative idea for cooking. Tots.... and you said all. Book with beautiful receipts, ways of cooking, lots of spices, with vegetables, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, shells, chicken, eggs, fish, tots like waffles, like famous breakfasts, tots like pizza, tots with apples, like churros and donuts... and on the top, photographs which make you hungry immediately... With one word, book full with delicious wonders of cooking tots. Well done!
Eileen Hall
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Here in the UK we have Potato Croquets, in the States you go further and produce masterpieces such as these!
I know which I prefer.
The convenience of a frozen vegetable that won't take long to prepare and serve, plus the different flavours to ring the changes at mealtimes, make this a "product genius!"
Nothing else to say really!
Will be trying the recipes very soon.
Very highly recommended.
I'm grateful to Workman Publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this tasty book.
Mary Jo
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I still can't believe this cookbook is a thing, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to put some tater tots in my waffle iron because that idea sounds great. I also liked the ideas for different dipping sauces and canapés. I definitely felt inspired to go buy a bag of tots at the grocery store.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the publisher of this book in exchange for a review, via the page NetGalley.

TOTS – by Dan Whalen

This book is all about Tots. Every reciepe calls for them. If you are from Australia (like myself) you will know them under the name Potato Gems, or Potato Royals. At the beginning of the book the author describes the best ways to cook them so that they are golden and crunchy and not soggy or undercooked. And there is some recipes for those that want to make their own tots too.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
From types of tots to the best way to achieve perfect crunchiness to using them for dessert, Tots!: A Cookbook by Dan Whalen has something for everyone.

My son, a lover of tots, and I tried several of the recipes. While we enjoyed the exploration, I don’t know that I’d make every recipe again. My son loved the Monster Tot Bacon Grilled Cheese. I loved Tot Nachos and the amazing variety of breakfast recipes using tots. The entire family enjoyed the tot jalapeno poppers.

I doubt that I will ever try
Jenny Houle
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
TOTS! is a creative cookbook that helps take one of the most beloved snack foods to all sorts of unique places.

The cookbook contains the three basic cooking instructions for tater tots of all kinds. It also has a section on how to make your own tater tots, as well as veggie tots.

Then come the exciting recipes. There's a section on sauces for dipping, one on appetizers made with tater tots, one on using tater tots to complete main dishes, and one on dessert tater tot use...some of the
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A tot revival has been happening in restaurants across the country with tots substituting for tortilla chips as the foundation for nachos. Whalen’s book creatively expands this culinary trend for the home, liberating tots from the frozen food aisle and bringing them back to the home kitchen with a variety of tasty toppings. Whalen’s recipes for making tots from scratch and cooking them to perfection are new and remarkably doable. The tot toppings go well beyond cheese, bacon, and sour cream, to ...more
Jon Stone
I received an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tots! is a short book containing some honestly inventive and fun tot-based recipes. My daughter and I went through this book yesterday, and she loved it. Honestly it's just a fun book. The material is well written, our only complaint was that we wished it had more images in the digital version we had. All in all, I understand that our copy was not the final publishing version and can't say that the images played ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is a fun unique cookbook. Lots of unusual and tasty recipes using the tater tot. Starts with appetizers and finishes with believe it or not desserts! Who knew you could make cookies with tater tots. I liked the easy to follow recipes and directions, you will have almost everything on hand to make these recipes which is always a plus. I do wish they would have put more pictures of the finished recipes in the book. It is always nice to see what it looks like. If you like making quick easy and ...more
Jesica DeHart
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tater tots are my comfort food, my go to late night meal and snack and while I have always been a fan of sprinkling them with truffle salt, my eyes have now been completely opened to the endless possibility of the tots. From savory to sweet at every meal time of the day plus a recipe to make them from scratch, this book will nourish cravings you didn’t even know you had.
Victoria M
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved how the author really researched to find fun new ways to make tots. I would definitely try some of these recipes and would love to see them on pintrest. I like that the amount of ingredients is reasonable and affordable.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced copy.
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

A friendly and innovative way to improve receptions, the tots are tasteful and easy to made. With 50 recipes, it is impossible to get bored. Yummy!
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you, Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book --- as people who follow me know, I do not regurgitate what the book is about as that is what the description from the author and publisher at the top of the page are for.:-)

Disclaimer --- I have never eaten a tater tot in my life. I hate french fries and I loathe ketchup but these recipes made me think that MAYBE there is a form of potato that is NOT MASHED that I would eat. (secret-I love McDonald's Hashbrowns ... no idea why!!) The
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you love Tots? Not only are the recipes simple and delicious, but the pictures are mouth-watering! Dan Whalen gives easy-to-follow recipes with accessible ingredients. Having never used a cookbook based solely on tots, I was more than happy to read/review an ARC which NetGalley provided. From appetizers to desserts for every meal or snack of the day, this cookbook has recipes galore. Tots are quickly becoming the bacon and avocado toast of the culinary world. Grab a copy for yourself – it's ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever wondered what you could do with that half a bag of tator tots growing ice crystals in your freezer? This book has over 50 recipes with tator tots as the main ingredient. There are recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts made with Tator Tots. This is a great cookbook for families with small kids, for college students, and just people who want quick easy and tasty recipes.

I received this book from the Author or Publisher at in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Dan Whalen is the culinary mad-genius creator of the popular recipe blog The Food in my Beard and the author of Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook and the forthcoming The Comfort Food Mash-Up. Since starting his website in 2008, he has published more than 1,000 recipes that have been viewed over 6 million times, and has produced numerous viral videos including a Quesadilla-Bun Burger ...more