Fun With Food Sundays – Tater Tot Cups

 

We may think of muffins as a sweet treat. But our Fun With Food recipe this week is a savory surprise.

Check out how to make, Tater Tot Cups. These are so delicious, you’ll want to gobble them up!

Recipe courtesy of Kids Cooking Activities.

What You Need

  • 1 pound sausage or ground beef or turkey
  • 3 Cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 lbs bag frozen diced potatoes (if using fresh potatoes, dice and boil in a pan of water until tender)
  • Muffin tins

Directions

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Step #1 – Preheat oven to 180° C/350°F.

Step #2 – Brush 2 -12-cup muffin pans lightly with vegetable oil.

Step #3 – Brown meat in pan and drain off fat.

Step #4 – Mix together meat, milk, cheese, and eggs.

Step #5 – Add potatoes and combine until well mixed.

Step #6 – Place spoonfuls of mix into each muffin tin, filling to the top.

Step #7 – Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Be sure to get some help around the hot oven!

Makes 24 muffins.

Extras

Serve ketchup, mustard, mayo, or your favorite dipping sauce on the side. For a more savory Tater Tot Cup, add chopped onions, chives, garlic, spices or a different type of shredded cheese.

This recipe could also be easily cut in half if desired.

Fun With Food Facts Feature – Potatoes

potatoesDid You Know…

  • The word potato comes from the Spanish word ‘patata?’
  • Bumblebees are important to the potato? These “fuzzy” insects pollinate the plants.
  • There are thousands of different potato varieties? However, not all of them are available for consumption.
  • China is the leading producer of potatoes?
  • French fries contain a lot of fat? Enjoy in moderation.
  • Potatoes are sometimes called “spuds.”
  • The lack of potatoes killed a million people? One of the main causes of the Great Famine in Ireland (1845 and 1852) was a potato disease known as potato blight. The shortage of potatoes led to the death of around 1 million people who were dependent on them as a food source.

If you enjoyed this recipe, let us know in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you!

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