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Maple Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
edited 7:21AM in EggHead Forum
Thanks go to Diane Grogan for coming up with this culinary gem. Also, to Chris Capell
(Nature Boy) for posting this recipe on his website under customer recipes:

Here it is straight from the website. The photos did not copy over but you can go to the website and see for yourself.

Maple Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

This recipe was created by Diane Grogan (the better half of the championship BBQ Team "Jus' Fer Fun") for the 2008 Florida Eggfest in Ocala, Florida . Diane wanted something quick, easy and very tasty. She hit on all counts as my family and guests love the Maple Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots.

Tater tots
Maple Bacon (not thick cut)
Dizzy Pig' s Shakin' the Tree
Wooden Toothpicks

Food Preparation:
Let tater tots thaw out for approximately 30 minutes until a toothpick can easily be passed through the tot. Do not let the tots sit out too long as they will crumble when trying to stick the toothpick in them.

Cut a piece of the Maple bacon into 3 equal strips. Wrap 1 piece of cut maple bacon around a tot and skewer with the toothpick.

Sprinkle Dizzy Pig's Shakin' the Tree over the wrapped tots. Wrap as many tots as you will need to feed your group.

Twenty to thirty tots is usually enough for 2 people and this will use approximately 1/2 pound of bacon.

Grill Preparation:

I cook the tots on a Big Green Egg. Cook the tots indirect using a plate setter at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes or until the bacon is done.

Turn the tots after 30 minutes to get both sides of the bacon crisp. Sprinkle a little more Shakin' the Tree when you turn the tots.

When the maple bacon tots are done, remove from the grill and carefully remove the toothpicks. Place the cooked tots on a plate and let them sit for a few minutes so the bacon firms up.

Eat & enjoy...your guests will love them

Cooking tip:
I cook these a lot when cooking chicken wings. I put the maple bacon wrapped tots above the wings and the maple bacon drips on the wings. It just enhances the flavor of the wings.

Kim M. Youngblood

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  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Hey Kim thanks for the post, now your my kind of cook bacon fat dripping down on the wings. Awesome like we really need that. LOL I DO
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Hey Mike we are all gonna die of something! I want to die happy eating bacon not tofu :laugh:

    BTW fix these tater tots & yor family will thank you...

    also I really like that screen room on your camper..that is nice for keeping the Florida skeeters away...... :woohoo:
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Thanks so much for putting that together Kim, and to Diane for the idea! I gotta try these things. They look incredible.

    Here's the link to this generous contribution!

    I want to cook some now, but, to the tune of Neil Young's "Aint Got No T-bone"
    Got lotsa bacon.
    Got lotsa bacon.
    Got lotsa bacon.
    Aint got no tater tots.
    Aint got no tater tots.

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  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Thanks for that post Kim...I was telling my wife about those while I was working on LRs peach burritos and she was putting some tater tots in the oven...think I'll be making those REAL soon based on her response :whistle: ;)
  • TommyTommy Posts: 116
    That sounds really good, so how do you cook your chicken wings?
    I'm always on the lookout for wing recipes.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Hey Mike we are all gonna die of something! I want to die happy eating bacon not tofu

    Eating tofu doesn't make you live longer, it just seems that way.
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