Tater Tots

poachers and tots

Once in a while . . . there are Tater Tots. Sunday was such a day. Happily I had some ham to fry up, and some fresh pineapple to brown into deliciousness. A homemade whole wheat bun, room temperature real butter, and Seville marmalade from Spain rounded out the meal.

A very satisfying Sunday brunch.

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16 Responses to Tater Tots

  1. gypsy97 says:

    Looks great. Do you make your own Tater Tots or buy them already pre-made? I love the looks of the pineapple! In fact, I could eat breakfast again and I’ve just had lunch!

  2. Nice idea with the roasted pineapple!

    • judilyn says:

      Ham and pineapple go nicely together. Cooking it really heightens the flavor. I just tossed it into the frying pan where the ham had been. Then a quick deglaze of the pan . . .

  3. Barbara says:

    TATER TOTS??? I was surprised to see that title. Once in a while, we have to eat something that’s not on the usual agenda. While in San Diego I bought a pound of See’s Candies – ouch – it’s still in the fridge, minus 2 pieces. I’m hoping to make it last a while. So I understand the tater tot brunch. Looks delicious – I love pineapple prepared like that. 🙂

  4. LFFL says:

    You gotta have some tater tots every once in a blue moon. I just love those things.

  5. Bev says:

    Thanks to you, I came home from Walmart today with Ore-Ida Tater Tots in my bag. We love them but hardly ever buy them. They will be a nice treat!

    • judilyn says:

      Even though they are frozen, they are not good “keepers”. I had bought a bag of those little potatoes sticks that you fry in a lot of oil, hash browns, and they were icy and not very good. I admit to having had them for quite a while, though. So I learned my lesson. We will eat up these Tater Tots in a timely fashion.

      • Bev says:

        Anything like that that gets opened but not used up right away gets put into a Ziploc bag before being put back in the freezer. I close the package with a clip and put the whole package in the Ziploc, not merely transfer the contents. In a sense, it is double-wrapped then and seems to keep longer in the freezer without icing up. I use (and re-use) those jumbo sized Ziploc bags for that. I just keep the used, empty bags in the freezer for the next time I have something to put in it. They don’t get dirty since I’m not putting “bare” food into them.

        (Actually, I think I buy Hefty more often than Ziploc, but most people know immediately what kind of bag I’m talking about when I say Ziploc.) There’s no reason to pay extra for “freezer bags,” either. The regular ones work just fine for this.

      • judilyn says:

        Yes, a very good trick. I employ it all the time. I grab the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream when it is on sale, and double wrap it like that, and then put a rubber band around the whole thing to hold it tight. Ice cream tends to get a bit crystalized if not treated like this. It takes us a long time to go through a pint carton, so this method does keep it creamy.

      • Bev says:

        Doh! I’ve never tried doing it with ice cream! (Which was also in my shopping bag from Walmart, today.) I may try it, although those Ziplocs won’t get reused. Ice cream cartons tend to get a little messy. One thing I do know is that we finish off ice cream faster then you! You guys eat parakeet portions. 😉

      • judilyn says:

        Tweet! Actually I use heavy plastic bags that I get bulk grains in, and the ice cream doesn’t seem to mess them up. The heavy bags and double bagging seems to keep the ice cream fresh for months. I can’t take credit for this, though. A friend told me about it back when we were in Santa Fe.

  6. Liz says:

    OMg if only pictures would transform into real food, I would just go ahead and eat this for my lunch. I’m starving and please stop describing….fresh ham, lovely browned pineapples..mental torture. Have a great day. I have to eat something right now.

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