Tater Tot Breakfast Skillet. (+ We’re Hiring Again!)
I’m very sorry to be doing this to you on a Monday. Making you eat tater tots and all. With tons of cheese. And bacon. And eggs!
God this is the best Monday EVER, actually.
Super exciting news. We’re hiring for a few new positions over here (two local, one remote!) and if you’re interested in learning more, check them out here. I’m looking for a kitchen and shoot assistant, a video intern and a content manager for a verrrry exciting new project that you’ll learn about later this year.
Okay now. Back to tots.
I’m going to tell you something that may be shocking.
I just don’t. At least, I didn’t. Until now.
It was a school lunch thing, Tater tots reminded me of elementary school lunch and trust me – I was NOT a school lunch snob. I mostly bought my lunch in elementary school and enjoyed it (even the very questionable Salisbury steak, like that the heck was it actually?). School lunch table antics I did not enjoy. Once I got in trouble for passing a note AT LUNCH. What? Why?
Here’s the other thing. Eddie is obsessed with tater tots. Not just regular tots, but sweet potato tots. You know how I always talk about his long standing meal ruts? Like how he will eat one thing for eight months everyday and then never eat it again?
He did that.
With sweet potato tots.
Last year, he was in a HUGE sweet potato tot plus egg phase. My friends and family found this insane because he wakes up super early to work out – and he eats a big breakfast first. First thing in the morning he would actually bake sweet potato tots and then top them with fried eggs.
Like on weekdays. At 5am.
I’m super curious to hear your thoughts on this.
Anyhoo, he got over that late last summer. He was completely done with tots. It actually wasn’t until recently, like within the last month, that he ate them again for the first time since. With dinner. I’m pretty sure the tots-for-breakfast phase is over. Thankfully.
So I have to say that I was a little nervous about serving him this tater tot skillet. Even when eating his tots covered with eggs, he is still sort of a tot purist. I wasn’t sure if he’d like them mixed IN something.
But when bacon and cheese are involved, what can go wrong?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
OH MY GOSH. New favorite meal alert. Breakfast AND dinner, because it’s the best. This is utterly ridiculous in the most fantastic way. It has texture and it’s satisfying and it kind of tastes like French fries and breakfast had a baby in one delicious trashy way.
Now isn’t that just exactly what you want to eat?
- 6 slices bacon chopped
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 8 large eggs
- ¾ cup whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces freshly grated white cheddar cheese
- 2 cups frozen tater tots
- 3 tablespoons snipped chives or scallions for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until just crispy and the fat is almost rendered. Stir in the onion, peppers and garlic. Cook until the vegetables soften and the bacon is fully crispy. Turn off the heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and cheese. Stir the tater tots into the egg mixture. Pour the mixture over top of the bacon and veggies in the skillet.
- Bake the skillet for 35 to 45 minutes, until the eggs are set. Serve immediately.
Please make this for dinner tonight.