Appetizers are pretty much the only reason for me to attend a superbowl party. I’m not a sports person. Ask me who’s in the superbowl and I will laugh at you and tell you I only know what I’ll be eating on February 4. The answer is Curry Poutine Sweet Potato Tots. That’s right, I basically combined two of my favorite things: tater tots, meet curry gravy.
Classic poutine consists of fries with gravy and cheese curds, so this little twist on poutine is extra flavorful and adventurous. But I’m always looking for ways to make incorporate curry into other foods I love.
Tater tots are the perfect bite-sized appetizer, so it’s easy for your guests to eat. Plus it’s easy for you to make because you just throw the tots in the oven for awhile. Just make a delicious sauce to top the tater tots with and throw a bunch of forks out there. You have the perfect game day appetizer.
Let’s get started on this app! First you need to chop your vegetables.
I love using cilantro stems because they’re extra flavorful. It’s something most people throw out, but they’re perfect to saute with onions and ginger.
Peel and finely mince the ginger, dice the onion, chop the cilantro stems, and roughly chop the leaves and set aside.
Bake your tater tots, and put them on a serving plate.
In a saucepan, add your onions, ginger, and the cilantro stems. Saute until the onions are browned. If they start to burn, add a little splash of water to save them.
Then you add your curry paste, tomatoes, and a pinch of salt. Let it boil and then simmer on low for a few minutes. Pour over the tots and top with cilantro leaves, and you’re done! The perfect easy appetizer for your next party.
What is your favorite appetizer for the Super Bowl? See the full recipe below.
- 1 bag of sweet potato tater tots
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil or other neutral oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 small handful of cilantro
- 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- ⅓ cup mild curry paste
- ½ tsp salt
- one 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- Bake tater tots according to package directions. Set aside
- While the tots are baking, remove the cilantro leaves and finely chop the stems. Chop the leaves roughly. Dice your onion and peel and mince the ginger. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the oil. Add the onion, cilantro stems, and ginger. Saute until the onions are browned, about 10-15 minutes. If they begin to burn, add a splash of water to the pan and continue to cook until browned. Add the curry paste, the salt, and the crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and immediately turn down to a simmer. Simmer about 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture over the cooked tater tots and top with cilantro leaves.