Almost a day late and a dollar short on this post. I have been trying to get this recipe for Tater Tot Nachos reshot for the past week. The good thing is that you still have time to get to the store and grab the ingredients before the big game on Sunday! It is that easy to make, and you only need a few things. Trust us! So just do it!
This recipe for Tater Tot Nachos came about after a trip to Long Beach. This is going to be weird when you read it, but this food memory came about after a visit to Hooters. OMG! Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. We were waiting for the ferry to Catalina Island, and our options were slim. If we hadn’t been driving all day to get to Long Beach, we might have waited until we got to the island. Instead, we headed into our only option, for some icy cold beers and a platter of Tater Tot Nachos. That platter of potatoes was either good or we were just hungry, but we kept talking about it, five years later. I have a feeling if we went back the experience would not be same, but I can guarantee you this recipe for Tater Tot Nachos is way better than the ones we had at Hooters!
My recipe is slightly different as I decided to make a spicy, cheesy sauce to pour over the tater tots instead of melting cheese over them. I got the idea after we made pounds of mac and cheese for some videos we shot last year, and one of the recipes had this amazing creamy cheese sauce. What makes this sauce so creamy and so reminiscent of that orange cheese of our youth is using evaporated milk. The sauce ends up so smooth and thick; heavenly! I mixed things up by adding Tabasco Buffalo Sauce to give it some kick as well as lots of crispy bacon!