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Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

Bacon… sweet, sweet bacon. It’s one of those things I just couldn’t imagine my life without. When I made the decision to create some sweet potato tots for Living Chirpy, there was no doubt in my mind that the one and only way to take these tots to the next level was to include, of course, my dear friend bacon. There’s just something about sweet potato and bacon, amirite?

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

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My secret weapon that sets these Cheesy Bacon & Scallion Sweet Potato Tots apart from the rest is the use of hickory smoked bacon, specifically Sugardale’s Hickory Smoked Bacon. There’s just no denying that unique and perfect smokey-sweet flavor! It’s my top choice of bacon and for good reason!

Sugardale’s Hickory Smoked Bacon a.k.a “regular sliced bacon” (available in 12oz, 1lb and 3lb packs) is one of the most popular varieties of bacon, thanks to their historic and secret blend of ingredients that’s been closely guarded for nearly – wait for it, a 100 years! Apart from the obvious (100 years in business…), you’ll just have to trust me on this one – it’s the bomb! Not only is it the perfect fit for these sweet potato tots, it’s also my number one choice for breakfast (hello eggs and bacon!), crisped and sprinkled over a salad, or wrapped around a juicy steak.

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

About these tots, though. As you all know by now, I love taking things back to basics. Short ingredient lists are my number one priority when it comes to which recipes I choose to cook. You don’t need lots of fancy stuff to make food taste good – ain’t nobody got time for that! It’s all about choosing the right ingredients and making the right flavor combinations. Keep it simple.

Sweet potatoes, fresh scallions, medium cheddar, and that good ol’ Sugardale Hickory Smoked Bacon is all you need to create these gobble down good tots. PLUS – they are also ridiculously easy to make: Peel and chop the potatoes and boil until fork tender, mash them up roughly and mix with everything else, form into tater tot shapes and shallow fry for a minute or so on each side. You’d be hard-pressed to resist devouring these quicker than you’re able to cook them. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots-7

As a final FYI, because you know I’m always here to hook you up with the best of the best, Sugardale Bacon is also available in these delicious varieties:

  • Thick Sliced
  • Extra Thick Sliced
  • Center Cut
  • Applewood Smoked
  • Peppered
  • Lower Sodium
  • Pre-Cooked Ready Bacon®

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots Recipe:

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Approximately 40 Tots

Cheesy Bacon Scallion Sweet Potato Tots

Ingredients

  1. 2 • small sweet potatoes [peeled, cut into cubes and boiled until fork tender. approximately 20 minutes]
  2. 8 • strips of Sugardale Hickory Smoked Bacon [cooked until crispy, then chopped]
  3. 1/2 cup • fresh chopped scallions
  4. 1 cup • grated medium cheddar cheese
  5. 1/2 tsp • paprika to taste • salt and pepper
  6. • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Roughly mash the sweet potato cubes with a fork. Should fill about 2 cups when mashed.
  2. Add the chopped bacon, fresh scallions, cheese, and paprika.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once you’re happy with the flavor, roll the mixture into 1”/3cm long tater tot shapes. [If you’re having trouble working with the mixture, you can keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to stiffen it up a little bit.]
  5. Shallow fry the tots in a pan for about one minute per side, or as soon as they get dark - there's no beautiful golden color for sweet potatoes unfortunately! [The oil should be deep enough to cover the tots halfway.]
  6. Drain on some paper towels and serve with ketchup!
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