Sweet Potato Bacon Tots (gluten free, paleo) |

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

  • Author: Jennifer Robins from Predominately Paleo
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 5 strips of crispy bacon, chopped
  • up to 1 tsp garlic salt (to taste) (like this)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) potato starch OR cassava flour (like THIS or THIS)
  • avocado oil or light olive oil for frying (THIS is what I use)


  1. Boil the sweet potato submerged in water for about 10 minutes. Remove the sweet potato from the boiling water and once cool enough to handle, peel or slice the skin off. Grate the potato using a hand grater, mandolin or food processor.
  2. Once the sweet potato is grated, use a hand towel or a few paper towels to squeeze out the excess water from the potato. This step is important as you do not want to have soggy tots.
  3. Add the other ingredients (minus the oil) to grated sweet potato in a mixing bowl and combine by hand. Preheat oil for frying in a large skillet over medium/high heat. It does not need to be enough oil for deep frying, but it should be enough to generously cover the bottom of the skillet.
  4. While to cooking oil heats, begin shaping your tots. Roll about a tablespoon (15g) of the dough into a ball, and then elongate it and flatten the ends to give it that distinctive tot shape.
  5. Fry the tots, rolling them around on all sides to make sure they crisp up. Once all sides are cooked, around 5 minutes or more, use a slotted spoon or skimmer to remove the tots and transfer them to a towel-lined plate to cool slightly. Serve alone or with my Awesome Sauce (recipe in book.)