"Amp up traditional nachos and make them something special by using potato tots. Bacon Up® brings even more great flavor. Perfect game-day grub for the next football watching party!"
Large Pot, Deep Fryer, OR Baking Sheet
If frying in pot or fryer, you’ll need a Fry Basket
Jar with Lid (to refrigerate Pickled Jalapeños)
Small Bowl with Lid (to mix and refrigerate Sriracha Crema)
Cast Iron Skillet or Baking Sheet
Potato Tot Nachos
Bacon Up® Bacon Grease amount varies on whether you’re frying or baking
1 bag Frozen Potato Tots
1 cup Chili with beans homemade or your favorite canned variety
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese OR Queso
1 medium Red Onion chopped
Pickled Jalapeño (see below)
4 Jalapeños sliced
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Water
1 clove Garlic sliced
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp Sriracha
1 Lime juiced
to taste Sea Salt
Pickled Jalapeños: In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the sliced jalapeños to the pickling mixture, stirring well. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Transfer jalapeños to a jar and enough liquid to cover. With lid on, refrigerate until ready to use.
Sriracha Crema: Mix sour cream, sriracha, sea salt and lime juice together in a small bowl. Allow it to sit, unrefrigerated, for 90 minutes Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Potato Tot Nachos (Fried): Preheat oven to 450°F. Add to a large pot of deep fryer enough Bacon Up® Bacon Grease to fry in. Heat to 375°F. Slowly drop a basket of Potato Tots into the grease and cook for 3 minutes. Drain tots onto a paper towel, sprinkle on salt and transfer to a cast iron skillet or baking pan. Repeat until all tots are finished.
Spread tots in a single layer, then add heated chili to the tots and top with shredded cheddar or drizzled queso. Place back into the 450°F oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Garnish with pickled jalapeños, red onion, cilantro and Sriracha crema. Serve and enjoy!
Notes: Don’t want to FRY? Bake with Bacon Up! Preheat the oven to 450°F. Melt a couple of tablespoons of Bacon Up on a cookie sheet. Layer the potato tots on the baking sheet and toss around until well covered. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until crispy. Proceed to top and garnish with your favorites, as above.