Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tater Tot Breakfast Redux

I've been making tater tot, cheese, and ham in a crock pot for company potlucks for six years now.  It's definitely not a cheap meal to make - almost 5 pounds of tots, almost 2 pounds of cheese, about a dozen eggs...I follow that recipe loosely - but it seems to be appreciated.  It took approximately 30 minutes for it to disappear during the morning portion of today's potluck.  I got to haul my crockpot out of there almost immediately.  As a nice side effect, it kept the car very warm this morning on the ride into work.

I realized that I didn't post pictures with the recipe before.  So here they are.  All the cheese, tots, ham, pepper, and onion ready to go except for...

...eggs.  Lots of eggs.  I mixed a bit of milk in as well.  I didn't use the 12th egg - if you're counting - as it had a crack in it.  I don't think anyone noticed.

After a night of cooking on low.  You can't see it, but it's bubbling.  Maybe next time I should take a video.  The edges were particularly crispy and tasty.

And the full pot, so you have some idea of what disappeared so fast.  Total calories in that pot?

  • Eggs: 11x78 = 858
  • 4 pounds tater tots = 26 x 4/5 x 160 = 3328
  • 24 ounces of ham = 75 x 24 = 1800
  • 1.5 pounds of cheddar = 113 x 24 = 2712
  • 1 green pepper = 24
  • 1 onion  = 44
  • 1 cup skim milk = 83 

Total: 8849 calories

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