Sunday, January 5, 2014

Procrastination Recipe: Tater Totchos

If you're looking for a healthy breakfast, this is not what you're looking for. However, if you're looking for a crowd-pleaser after a night of drinking... In the words of Kaitlin, "This is your jam."

I saw a picture of a tray of tater tots with fried eggs and cheese online recently and thought, hmm, never thought to dress up tater tots. Then I mentioned it to Molly and she was in. It was the perfect New Year's Day brunch (even though my resolution was to eat healthier. Oh well. I can always start that tomorrow.)

1 bag of tater tots
1 can black beans
1 package shredded cheese (or about two cups if you prefer to shred it yourself)
Optional: canned jalapenos, salsa, guacamole, soup cream

Also: You can certainly make this in a baking dish if you don't have individual baking bowls like I had.

Bake tater tots on a baking sheet as per bag's directions.
Spray the insides of either baking dish or bowls. Layer cooked tots, beans, cheese, any other veggies or meat as you prefer.


Then create a little nest for your egg. Also, if you prefer you can beat an egg and pour it over so it will be scrambled eggs. I know not everyone liked runny eggs.

 Bake at 325 degrees until cheese is melted and egg is cooked to your preference - about 20 minutes.

Doesn't that just look delicious? I was uber impatient and kept peeking every few minutes. I am going to make a valiant effort to work on this over the next year. Slow down, breathe, wait calmly, stop bouncing around.

This egg was not properly placed in a nest so it slid over. C+ for presentation.

We decided to top our totchos with salsa and guacamole. I could also have used a dab of sour cream to up the ante even more. And not to toot my own horn, but it was a pretty delicious dish. Ok, fine. Toot, toot!



  1. Toot toot! These were so fantastic. I can't wait to make/eat them again!

  2. These are like Pavlov's Totchos. I just salivated.

  3. It's funny how something so incredibly simple can taste so fantastic.


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