Guac Tots

Appetizers & Snacks

Guac Tots

Tater tots made with avocado are a side dish to dream of! Crispy and flavorful, add these to a burger meal or as a side dish to a weeknight dinner.


  • 3 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, and skin removed
  • 1/2 c. white onion, diced
  • 1 ea. small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 T. lime juice, divided
  • 2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 t. fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. cornmeal
  • 6 c. peanut or safflower oil
  • 1/2 c. masa corn flour
  • 2 ea. eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 T. Original TABASCO® Hot Sauce


  1. In a large bowl, mash avocados with a fork until chunky-smooth. Fold in onion, jalapeño, 1 T. lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and salt until combined. Gently fold in cornmeal and mix to combine.
  2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of guacamole into your hands and gently roll into a “tot” shape and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all guacamole is shaped. Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap and freeze tots until solid.
  3. When fully frozen, heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch Oven until an oil thermometer reads 350°F.
  4. Place masa corn flour in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, place beaten eggs. In a shallow baking dish, place panko.
  5. Remove guacamole tots from freezer. Roll each tot in masa corn flour and shake off excess, then dip into egg mixture, then roll thoroughly in panko bread crumbs until well-coated. Return coated tots to baking sheet. When all tots are coated, return to freezer to solidify and set coating.
  6. When oil comes to temperature, drop frozen tots into oil and cook about 4 minutes or until golden brown, working in batches so as not to overcrowd pot. Place cooked tots onto a paper-towel lined baking sheet. Let oil come back to temperature between batches.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, remaining 2 T.lime juice, and tabasco hot sauce until well combined.
  8. Serve hot tots with spicy sour cream dipping sauce.


Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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