Notes: Although tots cooked in the oven will not achieve the crispiness of a tot that is deep fried, here are a few tips for making crispy tots in the oven, spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. Then, spray the tots with cooking spray when they are on the baking sheet before you put them in the oven. Be sure to rotate the pan and flip the tots halfway through cooking. Finally, move the baking pan to the top rack in the oven and broil for a few minutes to give the tots a crispy finish. I served the tator tot poutine in a pie pan which worked great. I recommend using a serving dish that has a bit of bowl rather than a flat plate so the gravy doesn’t spill over the edge.