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National Tater Tot Day
Facts on Tater Tots
- “Tater” is slang for potato.
- A tater tot is a side dish made from deep-fried, grated potatoes.
- Tater tots are widely recognized by their crispness, cylindrical shape, and size.
- Tater tots are consumed by Americansns at the rate of approximately 70 million pounds per year.
- Tater tots were created in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes.