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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

I recently read an article in a magazine about a restaurant in Iowa that serves bacon wrapped tater tots.

Well being the good Idaho girl I am, I love me some tater tots just as much as Napoleon Dynamite himself. So obviously I had to make some for myself.

I used Ore-Ida tater tots (duh) and D'Artagnan wild boar bacon (which I've been obsessed with since Christmas) for my experiment. The wild boar bacon actually turned out to be the perfect bacon for this project, because the strips are smaller and don't overwhelm the tots.

I cut each piece of wild boar bacon in half and wrapped a piece around each tot. I placed them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 430 degrees for about 18 minutes.

The result was absolutely delicious and completely sinful. They would be fantastic with "special sauce" (ie mayo and ketchup mixed together), and also wouldn't be bad with a pickle slice on top.

These would make a fantastic snack for an afternoon of watching sports or entertaining friends. Give them a try. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Apparently Rachel Ray made these on her show about a week after I wrote my post (hmmmm)...anyways, here's a link to the video if you want to see these being made in person.

    By Blogger Heather, at 7:12 PM  

  • Heather:

    If you are ever in Des Moines, I'd be happy to buy you a plate of bacon wrapped tater tots at the High Life Lounge. Normally I stick with the Spam-and-Cheese with tater tot side and a Schlitz. A co-worker introduced me to these wrapped glories - and I am hooked. I think they slip a little spicy pepper in the bacon wrapping to give the dish a little kick. Next I'm going to try the Tachos (tater tot nachos).

    By Blogger Mikey, at 6:38 PM  

  • Tater tots are the best. The possibilities are endless. If I wasn't blogging about bacon, I might just be blogging about tater tots...

    By Blogger Bacon Heather, at 6:47 PM  

  • You know I came here to get stuff to bug a buddy who is giving up meat for Lent but I've gotta make these tots now ;-)

    By Blogger Turnbaby, at 7:29 PM  

  • i just found your blog, and wept a little. from sheer joy. i MUST try these. i'm also obsessed with tater tots, and stopped going to my favorite bar when they stopped serving tater tots. because it just wasn't worth it anymore.

    By Blogger Prof. McD, at 5:14 AM  

  • Mmm... Bacon-wrapped tater tots...

    I could imagine sticking a small bit of cheese in there, or using cheesy tater tots.

    Oh, and I'm signing up for the heart attack special.


    By Blogger Erica, at 8:13 AM  

  • I imagine topping these with some chili and cheese might possibly open a portal to another dimension and cause a tear in the very fabric of space and time. If the world implodes on Sunday, it's because it's all true.

    By Blogger Bartzilla!, at 3:16 PM  

  • If anyone wants to attract a man- this would be the way!I know they cannot be good for you, but oh so good for the soul(if not the cholesterol).

    By Blogger Deborah Dowd, at 6:42 PM  

  • Heather has successfully taken two of my favorite things and put them together! Tater Tots and Bacon! If Sonic ever offers them in a combo meal, I will die a happy man.

    Heather, you should write a book. A book on Bacon. If you do, it will sell like hot cakes. (Hot Bacon cakes)

    - Bacon Lover

    By Blogger Geoffrey, at 9:42 PM  

  • Jim did a version of this recipe yesterday, adding cheese (chunks of Kraft singles) in under the bacon. The cheese melted into the tater tots - delicious as long as I had my Lactaid!

    By Blogger dcchick1425, at 10:26 PM  

  • I came across your blog while looking for a recipe for bacon wrapped tots. My mom used to make them all the time for us while growing up, but I can't remember what temp. I'll try yours, thanks. I do remember she would sprinkle brown sugar over them about half way through baking - delicious! Try it, you won't regret it!

    By Blogger Amy J, at 1:07 PM  

  • Putting brown sugar on them is a brilliant idea. At the High Life Lounge they also tuck a jalapeno between the bacon and tot - delish.

    By Blogger Heather, at 5:52 PM  

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