Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos
Breakfast Totchos
Davidson's Safe Eggs

Breakfast Totchos

Serving a hungry crowd? These loaded breakfast tots will totally hit the spot. Plus, you’ll look like a master of the kitchen at your brunch.

4
Servings
474
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs.

Ingredients

For the Queso

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 pound sliced white American cheese
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

  • 1 (32-ounce) package tater tots
  • 1 (8-ounce) package thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 4 eggs, preferably Safest Choice pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 1/2 cup queso
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • ketchup, sriracha, or other condiments for garnish (optional)

Directions

For the Queso

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.

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.

For the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

  • Bake tater tots according to package directions, until crispy.
  • Meanwhile, cook chopped bacon over medium/medium-low heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  • 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 yolks will still be runny).
  • Transfer tater tots to serving dish and top with queso, bacon, scallions, egg, and the condiments of your choice (ketchup, sriracha, etc).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
208µg
30%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
715mg
72%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
510mg
73%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
1703mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.