Fill a small sauce pan with oil halfway. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
With a grater, shred the potatoes.
Line the potatoes on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Squeeze out excess moisture.
Transfer potatoes to a bowl, add salt, and mix. Add egg and mix well. Then add flour and other spices and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
Form potatoes into tot shapes
Fry in oil until crispy.
Cool on a paper towel lined plate and serve with your favorite condiment!
These guys are a little on the spicy side, but the best part of making them from scratch is that you can control what flavors you want! Add some oregano or thyme for a more savory tot or get crazy and add some nutritional yeast for a 'cheesy' tot!