Broccoli Rabe Tater Tots

makes 30 tater tots

prep time: 10 minutes

cooking time: 50 minutes

1 lb Russet potatoes, peeled

1/2 cup water

1/2 pound broccoli rabe

pinch salt

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp all purpose flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 egg, beaten

2 cups oil for frying

Place the potatoes into a large pot filled with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove potatoes from the water, and place into an ice bath to cool.

In a large frying pan, bring 1/2 cup water, and pinch of salt to a simmer. Cover, and simmer until broccoli rabe is tender. You may need to add a bit more water. Once the water has evaporated, drizzle the broccoli rabe with 1 tsp of olive oil. Remove from the pan and let cool. Once cool, chop finely.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to touch, grate them with a cheese grater.

Place the potatoes, broccoli rabe, flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and egg into a large bowl and combine.

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

Shape the potato/broccoli rabe mixture with your hands into small tater tot cylindrical shapes. Lay them onto a baking sheet while the oil heats.

Once the oil is hot, place 10 tater tots into the pan at a time. Do not overcrowd. Fry on each side for 5 - 7 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil. Serve warm.