Danger Tots

PDT· ManhattanThese Tots aren't on PDT's menu, but insiders know to ask for them. PDT usually serves the toppings (cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, guacamole and more) on hot dogs. More Fast Snacks



  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • One 32-ounce package frozen Tater Tots

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup prepared guacamole

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled

  • 1 plum tomato—halved, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced


  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil to 400°. Working in batches, fry the Tater Tots, stirring once or twice, until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.

  2. Preheat the broiler. Pile the fried Tater Tots on an ovenproof serving plate and sprinkle with the cheese. Broil 2 inches from the heat for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted. Spoon the guacamole and sour cream over the Tater Tots, sprinkle with the bacon, tomato and jalapeño and serve.

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