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Paleo Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

Servings: 11 tots


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 5 strips crispy bacon chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup potato starch or cassava flour
  • avocado oil for frying


  • Boil the sweet potato submerged in water for 10 minutes. Remove and once cool enough, peel skin off. Grate the sweet potato on a hand grater.
  • Use a hand towel or paper towels and squeeze all excess water from the potato. This step is important, as you do not want to have soggy tots.
  • Add the bacon, garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper, and cassava flour. Mix by hand until fully combined.
  • Begin shipping your tots, roll 1 tablespoon of dough between your hands in to a ball. Then elongate it and flatten the ends to give it that distinctive tot shape.
  • Preheat oil in large skillet over medium/high heat; it doesn't need to be enough oil for deep frying, but enough to generously cover the bottom of the skillet.
  • Fry the tots, rolling them around on all sides to make sure they crisp up. Once all sides are cooked, about 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a towel lined plate.