National Tater Tot Day

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Get ready to celebrate one of the most glorious creations in the world of comfort food - National Tater Tot Day! This scrumptious holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in these crispy and delectable bites of potato goodness. So grab your appetite and let's dive into the tantalizing history of Tater Tots!

When is Tater Tot Day?

It's national tater tot day on the 2nd February.

A Brief History of Tater Tots

Contrary to popular belief, Tater Tots did not spontaneously appear from the land of potatoes. They were actually invented by two ingenious brothers from Oregon, Nephi and Golden Grigg. In the early 1950s, they set out on a mission to create a solution for leftover bits of potatoes from their frozen French fry business. After much experimentation, they came up with the perfect solution: finely grated and seasoned potatoes, molded into bite-sized cylinders, and deep-fried to golden perfection.

Initially, the Grigg brothers named their invention 'Potato Buddies,' but it was the folks at the ORE-IDA company who officially christened them as 'Tater Tots' in 1956. Since then, these glorious tots have become a beloved staple in households, cafeterias, and fast-food joints across the nation, bringing joy to potato enthusiasts of all ages.

How to Celebrate National Tater Tot Day

For National Tater Tot Day, there are endless possibilities for celebration. You could start your day with a Tater Tot breakfast casserole or whip up some cheesy Tater Tot nachos for lunch. If you're feeling fancy, you can even pair them with a juicy burger for dinner. And don't forget the dipping sauces! Whether you prefer ketchup, ranch, or something more adventurous, Tater Tots are the perfect vehicle for culinary creativity.

Another fantastic way to celebrate this glorious day is by hosting a Tater Tot eating contest. Gather your friends and see who can devour the most tots in a set time limit. It's a guaranteed recipe for belly laughter and full tummies. And for the competitive souls out there, there's always the option to create your own Tater Tot masterpiece and enter it into a local cooking competition.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Tater Tot Hotdish is a famous casserole dish in the Midwest? It's a delightful mixture of Tater Tots, ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, and various veggies, all baked to bubbly perfection. It may not be the healthiest dish, but it sure is a crowd-pleaser!

Did you know?

Did you know that Tater Tot Hotdish is a famous casserole dish in the Midwest?


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First identified

23rd April 2015

Most mentioned on

2nd February 2017

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