Garlic-ginger flavored tater tots dipped in a spicy cheese sauce. It’s the kind of dish you’d find on a food truck somewhere, craving it and stalking the food truck constantly so you can get your next fix. The heat comes from gochujang, a spicy fermented Korean condiment. You can find gochujang in almost any Asian market or just order it off off Amazon. These tots would be great for a party, or simply just eaten as a dinner side or snack. Tots like this will have your guests licking their fingers and pounding some tots like a 5th grader in a school cafeteria. Who said tots were kid food anyway?
Korean Tots with Spicy Cheese Sauce
Time to Make It
Korean-spiced tater tots with a wonderful gochujang cheese dipping sauce. It's like food truck goodness! There's a reason why Korean fusion food is so popular right now. It's ah-maz-ing!
Author: Rachel Farnsworth
Yield: 1 pound tots
- 1 lb. frozen tater tots
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
- 1-2 tablespoons
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread tater tots out on a baking sheet.
- Combine onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle over tater tots and give them a good toss.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until tots are golden brown.
- Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce. In a medium-size saucepan, toss the cheese with the cornstarch. Pour in the evaporated milk and add in gochujang. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and smooth and sauce thickens.
- Serve tots hot with cheese sauce for dipping.