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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos Recipe

When you combine a classic breakfast sandwich with tater tots, something magical happens. Enjoy this bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast totchos recipe, courtesy of Chris Cockren of Shared Appetite .

Servings: 4

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time:

Queso Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c whole milk
  • 1/2 lb sliced white American cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium/medium-low heat. Add flour and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes. Cook away the raw flour taste, but do not let it get too brown.
  2. Add whole milk and stir until the butter-flour mixture has been completely incorporated. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk thickens slightly (it will begin to boil) and it coats the back of a spoon. Remove pan from heat, add cheese and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper; stir until fully melted. If cheese doesn't melt completely, return to low heat to aid the process.

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos Ingredients

  • 1 (32 oz) package tater tots
  • 1 (8 oz) package thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 1/2 c queso
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • ketchup, sriracha, or other condiments for garnish (optional)
  1. Bake tater tots according to package directions, until crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, cook chopped bacon over medium/medium-low heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  3. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium/medium low heat. Once hot (adding a droplet of water to the pan should make it gently sizzle), crack open eggs and add them, one at a time, into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. This will help the tops of the whites set before overcooking the bottom of the eggs. The eggs are done cooking when the whites are just set (the yolk will still be runny).
  4. Transfer tater tots to serving dish and top with queso, bacon, scallions, egg, and the condiments of your choice (ketchup, sriracha, etc).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe)
Total Servings 4

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 1090
Calories from Fat 640
Total Fat 71g (109% DV)
Saturated Fat 28g (140% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 315mg (105% DV)
Sodium 3150mg (131% DV)
Total
Carbohydrate
67g (22% DV)
Dietary Fiber 6g (24% DV)
Sugars 10g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 45%
Iron 15%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.