I just couldn't stand it. Did bacon wrapped tots last night served with a 1000 Island/Adobo dipping sauce, and a salad with, ...what else?. Took a chance and wrapped the tots while they were still frozen and then let them thaw, so I didn't bother toothpicking. It worked fine. The bacon just drew up nice and snug around the tots, and I just rolled them once at 30 minutes. The disposable screens are great for stuff like this. This is a cool recipe.