Friday, October 24, 2014

Fully Loaded Stuffed Homemade Tator Tots




OK so these are the best and I mean the best damn tator tots eva! I can not believe how awesome they turned out. I will admit I had to play around with this recipe a bit. I originally wanted to bake them. So I did and it failed....epically. Everything oozed out and made a big mess. So into the fryer they went. Sometimes you just have to fry things.



Frying was the way to go. They turned out perfect. Who doesn't love crispy spuds? Who doesn't love crispy spuds stuffed with amazingness? If you don't we can't be friends ever. Just kidding! 


Look inside! Bacon, cheese, chives and all the seasonings all wrapped up in a crispy panko shell. Ello luv! I am not going to lie this recipe is a bit time consuming. The time though is well worth it! 

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Ingredients
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes (cold)

4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped finely

1/4 cup chopped chives

1 cup grated cheddar cheese


1/4 cup sour cream

2 eggs

1 tablespoon cajun seasoning

1/2 cup flour

panko bread crumbs


vegetable oil (or other frying oil)

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, cheese, and sour cream. Stir to combine.

Beat the eggs and set aside. Add the flour to a bowl and mix with the cajun seasoning.

Add about a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the flour. With your hands shape into a tot, and add to egg then, panko bread crumbs. Roll to coat. Use your hands to reshape back into a tater tot if necessary. Place on a baking sheet or plate. Continue with the remainder of the potatoes.

Place the tots into the freezer for 30 minutes.


Heat about an inch of oil in a heavy duty skillet over medium heat. (If you have a thermometer, you want the oil at about 350F.) Test the oil by dropping one tater tot in the oil. It should take about 2-3 minutes to cook. If it cooks too fast, turn the temperature down. Cook the tots in batches until they are golden brown. Removing each one when done from the oil to drain on a paper towel lined plate. Salt and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Apple Cider Pulled Pork


If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my carnage post about two weeks ago. Well here you have it carnage at its fullest potential. I give you Apple Cider Pulled Pork. Yea baby every carnivores dream! Now I have made pulled pork quiet a few times a bunch of different ways but this right here just may be my favorite!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Perfect Apple Chutney


There is something just delicious about anything apple cooked, baked, sweet or savory. 
I just love a goof chunky applesauce or chutney like this. We used this version for a pork chop dinner. Well it was a match made in heaven. Pork and apples are the perfect compliment to one another.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Game Day Eats





With football season in full swing there is something about food that is portable and easy that goes so well with the big game right? I love making easy snacks or even main dishes that can be enjoyed while watching the game on the tube. Today I am sharing some old and some new perfect game day eats like these Chicken Fajita Taquito Rolls.
Enjoy!