Tater bites

Gin Lee

Tater bites/Gin Lee

Tater bites

I love making these tater bites just to eat as a snack, but they go great with a hamburger, chicken strips, fish, or any other meal. They're crunchy, spicy, flaky on the inside, and so darn yummy. I bet you can't eat just one, because I know that I can't!

Tater bites/Gin Lee


  • 3-4 large potatoes, peeled, sliced into matchsticks, and rinsed, then dried (I used new potatoes this time and I used about 12.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon of sriracha powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • Sprinkle of seasoning salt
  • Canola oil, about 2-½ cups


First, prepare the potatoes by peeling, washing, and slicing them into matchstick fries. Rinse the potatoes again after they've been prepped and then dry them with paper towels. Transfer the sliced potatoes to a large bowl, add the eggs. Then add the spice ingredients along with the self-rising flour; mix well.

Next, place a large cast-iron skillet, or Dutch oven over a burner, add at least three to four inches of canola oil into it. Allowing the canola oil to get bubbling hot on medium-high heat.

Once the oil reaches temperature, add the potatoes into the oil one at a time. Don't overcrowd the skillet. Try to keep the potatoes from touching each other. Continue to cook until fries are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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