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Dan Doherty’s homemade potato tots, fried egg, spiced avocado and hot sauce

  • serves 4 as a snack
  • A little effort

Dan Doherty's homemade potato tots, fried egg, spiced avocado and hot sauce make a delicious brunch dish. Potato tots or tater tots are small cylinders made from grated potato and deep fried. There are a million ways to make hot sauce, and just as many opinions on what it should taste like. Here is Dan's recipe, but feel free to adjust as you see fit.

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Ingredients

  • floury potatoes 3 large 
  • oil for deep frying
  • eggs 4, to serve 
  • avocado 1 ripe, cut into 1cm cubes
  • coriander chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • lime ½, zested and juiced
  • red chilli ½, finely chopped
  • onion 1 large, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • chilli sauce 8 tbsp
  • tomato purée 80g
  • Worcestershire sauce (or vegetarian option) 1 tbsp 
  • red wine vinegar 4 tbsp
  • maple syrup 4 tbsp
  • Tabasco sauce 11/2 tbsp
  • dried oregano 1 tbsp
  • chilli flakes 1/2 tbsp
  • chipotle paste 1 tsp 

Method

  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Bring the potatoes (unpeeled) to the boil in salted water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until half cooked, so a knife goes in but feels resistance in the centre. Drain, dry and cool. When cool enough to handle, peel and grate into a bowl, season, and mix well. Roll into small cylinders, approximately 3cm long and 2cm wide (use damp hands if the mix gets a bit sticky). Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    To make the hot sauce, fry the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat, until soft. Add all the other ingredients plus 200ml water, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes until it has reduced to ketchup-like consistency. Pour the mix through a sieve and leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    To make the avocado, mix all the ingredients together, adding more chilli if you want it spicier. If it gets a little mushy that’s fine. Store in the fridge, with clingfilm pressed against the avocado so it doesn’t discolour, until ready to use.

  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Heat a deep fat fryer or a pan of oil no more that 1/3 full to 180C, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Cook the potato in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crisp, season with salt. In the meantime, fry 4 eggs to your liking.

  • Step 5

    Step 5

    Put the eggs, the potato tots, a good spoonful of avocado on a plate and add a few splashes of hot sauce.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 567
  • Fat 27.3g
  • Saturates 5.1g
  • Carbs 59.8g
  • Fibre 7.7g
  • Protein 16.5g
  • Salt 2.7g
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