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National Tater Tot Day

Celebrate National Tater Tot Day with friends and family! Get creative with your toppings, or just keep it classic - it's all delicious!
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February 2
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Get ready to celebrate National Tater Tot Day on Feb. 2! This day honors those delicious little potatoes, which were first created in 1953 by the Ore-Ida company. Since then, tater tots have become an American staple and are enjoyed all over the world. They are a great side dish for any meal or just as a snack themselves - and can be topped with cheese, bacon bits or even chili! So grab some friends and celebrate this special day with your favorite tater tot recipe.

History of National Tater Tot Day

National Tater Tot Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1953</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Tater Tots</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brothers Nephi and Golden Grigg, founders of Ore-Ida, created Tater Tots as a way to use the leftover potato scraps from their French fries business.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tater Tots Go to Market</div><div class='timeline-text'>After a successful trial, Ore-Ida began selling Tater Tots commercially in 1954.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peak Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popularity of Tater Tots peaked in the 1960s, becoming an American kitchen staple and a popular side dish in restaurants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cultural Icon</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tater Tots became a cultural icon, appearing frequently in TV shows and movies as a symbol of classic American comfort food.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tater Tot Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2015, National Tater Tot Day was established, celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate this beloved American food item.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tater Tot Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own tater tots</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Though it might be a bit labor intensive, baking your own tater tots is a delicious way to celebrate National Tater Tot Day. You'll need grated potatoes and onion, flour, egg, salt and pepper, and oil. Mix everything together in a bowl and then shape into small tot shapes. Fry or bake until golden brown.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for tater tots</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Much simpler than making your own tater tots, go try out that new restaurant that serves them.  Search for restaurants on Yelp and see where your tater tot adventure takes you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a tater tot casserole</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A classic dish of tater tots and ground beef covered with cheese is sure to be a hit at any party. Layer the ingredients in a baking dish and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Experiment with toppings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tater tots are so versatile! Top them with anything from chili and cheese to bacon bits and sour cream for an unexpected twist.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a tater tot party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This one's obvious - invite some friends over for an afternoon of playing games, snacking on tater tots, and having fun!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tater Tot Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tater Tots are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love a good serving of crispy, golden tater tots? They have the perfect combination of crunch and flavor, making them a favorite with kids and adults alike. Plus you can top them with just about anything - cheese, chili, sour cream...the possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tater Tots go well with any meal</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, tater tots always hit the spot. For breakfast, enjoy them as part of an egg scramble or smothered in gravy. For lunch and dinner they're great served alongside burgers, sandwiches and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tater Tots are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own homemade tater tots is quick and easy! All you need are some leftover mashed potatoes, a few basic seasonings, and a little vegetable oil for frying. You can even customize them one step further by adding things like grated cheese or chopped fresh herbs for extra flavor!</p></div></div>

5 Tasty Facts About Tater Tots

National Tater Tot Day FAQs

When is National Tater Tot Day?

National Tater Tot Day is celebrated on February 2 every year. In 2024 National Tater Tot Day will occur on a Friday.

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