Keyword Appetizers, tater tots, tater tots appetizer, muffin tin tater tots, easter
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1bag (32 oz.)Tater Tots frozen
8oz.cheddar cheese, grated
2slicesbacon, cooked and crumbled OR ¼ c. bacon bits
green onion, sliced, green part only
sour cream for topping
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
For best results, use a jumbo-sized muffin tin. Spray muffin tin with cooking oil. Place 8 tater tots into each muffin cup. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spray bottom of a juice glass or small jelly jar around 3" in diameter with cooking oil. Twist the glass around in each muffin creating a "nest" and the sides of the tater tots nests reach the top of each opening.
Return to oven for 15 minutes, until they are golden in color.
After removing from oven, carefully crack an egg into each of the tater tot nests. Bake for 15 minutes (10 for runny yolks, and up to 20 for hard cooked yolks).
Add cheese and bacon bits on top and return to oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted.
Wait a few moments to cool and remove nests with tongs. Garnish with chives, green onions, or sour cream and serve.