Meat Market is South Beach’s sexy and sizzling contemporary steakhouse, featuring an array of prime meats, seafood and crudo offerings. Chef Sean Brasel replaces French fries with delectable sides like gouda tater tots. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. Telephone: (305) 532-0088;

Gouda Tater Tots

Chef/Owner Sean Brasel (Serves)

3 Large russet potatoes

3oz Smoked cheddar cheese

3oz Gouda cheese, shredded

1tsp Salt

¼ tsp Ground black pepper

Vegetable oil

Cornstarch for dredging


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast the potatoes, with their skin on, for 25 minutes (they should still be hard in the middle). While still hot, carefully peel potatoes and shred on a box grater into a bowl; cool slightly. Once potatoes are warm, mix in the cheese and season with the salt and pepper. Form into ½ ounce cylinders, 1½ inches tall and 1 inch round; reserve in the fridge. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large pot and just before serving, cover the tater tots in cornstarch and carefully drop in oil. Fry until golden brown; serve immediately.