There are some mashups so gut-wrenchingly glorious, so decadently delicious, so damn greasy, that they deserve to be tasted, tested, improved, written about, modified, expanded, contracted, broken down, reassembled, broken down again, and possibly reassembled (after lunch) until they've finally emerged in their ultimate form. Totchos are one of them.
'tater tots' on Serious Eats
The ultimate nachos made with Tater Tots in place of corn chips, topped with gooey cheese sauce, charred tomato salsa, crisp chorizo, and fresh vegetables.
Chef Rich Sweeney of R-Gang Eatery shows us how to make his famous from-scratch tater tots. We put together a batch of "Popper" tots, a spin on jalapeño poppers, with sharp cheddar, cream cheese, spices, and plenty of fresh jalapeños.
This swanky sandwich gets spread with paté, topped with baby kale lightly tossed in a champagne vinegar-based vinaigrette, and, wait for it...tater tots.
Crisp tater tots and rich paté on a baguette with green dressed in a sharp vinaigrette. Strange? Yes. Strangely delicious, that is.
The egg is often called upon to bridge the gap between breakfast and an entree from either of the other two meals of the day, but drape it over a pile of tater tots, cheese, onions, hot sauce, and jalapeños and you've got one bang-up hangover cure.
Raise your hand if you like Tater Tots? (And remember, it's the Internet, so no one can see you)! Everyone, right? I thought so. They get a bum rap in public, and it's a travesty, because they are perhaps the second-most-awesomest crisp-on-the-outside tender-in-the-center fried potato-based snack ever conceived. This week, we try to make them at home.
Every year I go to a friend's holiday party. This friend has many wonderful qualities. She is smart, decent, and funny, but not only is she a Republican, she's a vegetarian Republican. And she cares not a whit about food. But this post is not about her vegetarianism or her political beliefs, which don't concern me in the slightest. It is about a couple of things she serves at her holiday party. Unapologetically, unashamedly, my friend serves frozen pigs in blankets and Totino's Pizza Rolls (she doesn't eat them herself, she just serves them, like the gracious hostess she is). And you know what? Those suckers hit the spot. They're good, in that good/bad way the tastiest processed, politically incorrect...