Tater Tots Were Invented At This Old, Charming Farm In Oregon In The 1950s

Oregon has many notable claims to fame: it’s home to deepest lake in the U.S., has the smallest park in the world, and is the birthplace of the iconic Bacon Maple Bar. And there’s another feather in Oregon’s state pride cap that not many people may be aware of (even though they likely enjoy this item on the regular): tater tots. Tater tots: the tiny, tasty tuber treats—the potato phenomenon that can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night nosh—they were invented in Oregon. As with many ubiquitous foods, the tot came about a result of a random kitchen experiment . . . and the world has never been the same again.

Did you know the tater tots were invented in Oregon? What’s your favorite way to enjoy a potato? Share your potato preferences with us in the comments below!

And if you’re curious about other Oregon creations, here are 10 things that were also invented here in Oregon.

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