Today is National Tater Day. I gotta tell you, this day could not have come soon enough. I need a break from life in oh so many ways. And what better way to take a time out than with little finger foods.
The perfect little bites to pop in your mouth while playing cards or board games with the family. Have you run out of games yet? Hubby and I have been kicking around the idea of a family Backgammon Tournament. It’s been a while since either of us has played, and now would be a good time to break out the board. Do people still have Backgammon Tournaments?
Back in the day, when I was single, Backgammon was my measuring stick. If a fellow asked me out, I suggested we meet in a park and play backgammon. If he didn’t know how to play, I would teach him. If he wasn’t smart enough to catch on to the game, there was no point in a second date.
With Hubby I got lucky. Tall, good looking and a brain. It’s his mind that draws me in.
Anyway, have a great day!
Loaded Tater Bites
4 slices Bacon
48 Tater Tots
2 Green Onions
3/4 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Spray the cups of a 24 mini muffin pan with cooking spray, set aside.
In a skillet, fry bacon until nicely crisp. Drain on paper towels, crumble and set aside.
Place 2 Tater Tots in each of the mini muffin pan cups; place on bottom oven rack. Bake 10 minutes.
While the Tater Tots bake, trim and discard roots from the green onion. Slice remaining onion for garnish and set aside.
Remove pan from the oven. Spray the bottom of shot glass with cooking spray. Use a twisting motion to press Tater Tots in each muffin cup to create a potato cup. Return to oven; bake an additional 15 minutes. or until deep golden brown.
Add cheese to the potato cups; bake for about a minute or until melted. Transfer to tater tots to a platter. Dollop each tater with sour cream, sprinkle with crumbled bacon and garnish with green onions.