So this happened this morning:
My secret? Thaw the tots in the microwave first but don’t get them too hot. Line up the tots on the waffle iron. Any tots that got too hot the microwave will be breaking apart – sprinkle those over the rest to cement them together. Close the iron and squeeze it until the form takes. It took a while for the moisture to cook out of the tots – probably 5 minutes or more.
Garnish with salt, maple syrup or ketchup and you’re golden!