Tater Tot Cups With Cheese and Eggs

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Tater tots in muffin pan with eggs--baked in the oven. A great breakfast for kids. Quick, easy and not messy. There is no salt since the potatoes are seasoned. Some like to put A-1 sauce on their potatoes.

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ingredients

  • 50 -60 tater tots (1 large package in frozen foods section)
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

directions

  • Preheat oven 375°F.
  • Let the tater tots you are using to set out for a few minutes to soften so you can squish them.
  • Grease 12-cup muffin pan with vegetable oil.
  • Take 4 or 5 tots place in each cup.
  • Mash with pestle or back of spoon to line the bottom and sides of each cup.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese.
  • Press down in bottom of the cup with spoon.
  • Place in oven and cook 5 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and break an egg in each cup.
  • Bake 15 minutes until white and yolk are set. It could be 20 minutes.
  • Check frequently.
  • If you want the yolk to be basted, spoon a little water on top of each yolk.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Use a heat resistant rubber spatula to loosen edges and bottom of each tater tot cup.
  • Serve on serving platter.
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  1. jwinn19126
    Definitely keep in mind that it looks over easy but is actually cooked through. 375 for 15 mins is a bit too much on a new oven. It won't be mushy in the middle, even with not completely thawed tots. Very good, very easy. I added cooked bacon and grilled onions. Needs lots of salt & pepper. I missed the garlic salt and chives on top. Even avocado or sour cream would be yummy.
  2. Anonymous
    Tater Tot Cups With Cheese and Eggs Created by Anonymous
  3. HillSlug
    I also found this a little bland, despite adding bacon and both cheddar & blue cheeses. I think the tater tots are what is giving these the bland taste. Three tater tots per cup is enough; four really fills the cup, and I think it makes the muffin too starchy. (And this is coming from someone who thinks potatoes are the perfect food, and I love tater tots.) I made the mistake of not liberally oiling the muffin cups, so I left some of the muffin in the pan.
  4. SharonChen
    I used bigger muffin tins because I wanted to add chorizo sausage between the tater tots and eggs. I also sprinkled a little more cheese on top of the eggs before setting them to the oven. When the cups are done. I sprinkled them with old bay seasoning and ground black pepper, garnished with chopped green onion. The cups turned out very well. My DH said that they were very delicious and filling. Will make them again, but next time I will decrease the baking time. 15 minutes seemed to be a little long for the eggs. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  5. SharonChen
    Tater Tot Cups With Cheese and Eggs Created by SharonChen
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