Saturday, December 24, 2011

Baked Eggs Napoleon

I made this up yesterday morning when I had some leftover tater tots.


Yes, leftover tater tots, as in, "Napoleon, give me some of your tots.".  Except I didn't keep my leftover tots in my pockets, I used the fridge. 

This isn't anything ground breaking but it was simple and quite a tasty breakfast.  Alexis and I both liked them.  If you don't have leftover tater tots, you could use leftover hash browns or home fries.  

Baked Eggs Napoleon
servings:  2

Ingredients
  • 12 ea tater tots, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350f.  Preheat a small skillet over medium high heat.  
  2. Melt butter in the skillet and add the onion and jalapeno.  Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften.
  3. Add the garlic and cook another minute, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Spray two small ramekin dishes with non-stick spray.  Divide the crumbled tots between the two dishes.
  5. Stir the onion, chile, garlic mixture into the dishes.  
  6. Top with the mozzarella.
  7. Crack an egg into each ramekin.  Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Broil on high for 5-6 minutes or until the eggs are set.  
  10. Rest for 5 minutes before serving and warn diners that the ramekin is still hot.  (see pictures for alternate serving idea)
Notes
  • For extra crispy potatoes, put the ramekins in the oven for 3 minutes after step 5 and then proceed as written.
Break the tater tots up coarsely, not too fine.

The egg will stay mostly centered if you make a divot or dip in the center. 
You can serve right in the ramekins like this, but be careful - very hot.

But I like to slide it out onto a plate, it's easier to eat this way.

56 comments:

  1. ...give me some of your tots! ha ha ha...one of my son's favorite quotes ;). This looks fantastic...and said son (as well as I) would love it! Happy holidays to you and yours, Chris =)

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  2. Haaa -- I'm vacating at my brother's and he thinks this is great!! We'll probably have it some time in the next few days.

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  3. Why didn't I think of this? I think it sounds ground breakingly delicious. And I love that little compact presentation. Merry Christmas Chris and family.

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  4. Chris wins this week's "Stevie did what with the leftovers?" award. If you all don't have a merry Christmas, don't blame me.

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  5. I have a thing for baked eggs.

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Looks delicious. I may have to do something like this tomorrow morning. Thanks!!

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  7. Long time, Chris! I was cruising through Pinterest and saw that Lea Ann had posted this beautiful creation of yours! Good job. . . looks delicious!
    Merry Christmas, Chris.

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  8. Looks delicious. You're so creative.

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  9. I love baked eggs, and this looks delicious!



    Kim in MD

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  10. Oh, my Chris would LOVE this. We always have an ever ready supply of tots in our house to appease the child in him... plop that egg on top and now you are talking my language!!

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  11. I don't know what I like better, the way the eggs look, or the sly reference in the recipe's name.

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  12. You understand my love of breakfast food! This DOES look ground breaking! And it looks so purty. I think I'll use hashbrowns or home fries instead of tater tots. Nice creation you got there :)

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  13. Oh, man, this is inspired! I would make the has browns JUST to eat this! Have a fabulous new year with lots of good food ... :)

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  14. Fantastic!! I was looking for something simple, delicous and different and this is it!

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  15. I made these this morning. I used frozen french fries and cut them up and fried them up with the onions. I also made some bacon bits and put that in too. I didn't have a jalapeno so I just used some red chili flakes! It was so so good! Thank you!

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  16. Love this recipe! And the quote - one of our favorite movies.

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  17. You could use Ore-Ida's Potatoes O'Brien for this, too...they have the green pepper and onion already in 'em. Looks delicious!

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  18. LOL, Too Cute! And they look delicious too--Napoleon would no doubt approve.

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  19. Oh great, I have a little bit of some frozen O'Brien hash brown that already have onions & peppers. Gonna use them & have this for lunch!

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  20. excuse me, could you help me - I can`n translate word "tater tots", maybe have some synonyms %)

    I from Ukraine, sometimes read yours post.
    Very interesting. Thanks.

    Julia

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  21. Julia - "tater tots" are these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tater_Tots

    Basically they are a form of hash browns.

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  22. All of this post made me happy and now I'm absolutely going to make this tomorrow evening. Thanks so much for sharing and for quoting.

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  23. My Grand daughter loves Tater Tots, so they are always in the freezer, can't wait to fix this for the family, it looks and I'm sure tastes yummy, breakfast is an important meal to start your day.

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  24. Tried this recipe and absolutely loved it! I traded jalapenos for chili flakes though since it's not as readily available here in Malaysia. Keep up the good work! :)

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  25. I just made this and LOVED it. I found it on Pinterest. I scrambled the egg since I don't like my yolks runny. It worked out perfect because some of the egg found its way through the potatoes and on the bottom of the ramekin so it was sort of quiche-like. I also used the hash brown style potatoes in the frozen section that are little chopped up pieces, not tater tots or the shredded option. I just browned them in the pan with the onions and jalapeno. Worked great!

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  26. I'm making these for breakfast in the morning! Thanks!

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  27. I made these this morning. They were soooo yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I made these for breakfast this morning. They were great! Thanks.

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  29. I've made this many times since finding this recipe on Pinterest. I've tried it w/ tater tots as well as Potatoes O'brien. I prefer the Potatoes O'brien and I use a jack/cheddar mix instead of mozzarella. I also cook a strip of bacon, crumble it up, then sprinkle some on top of the potato layer (before putting it in the oven of course), then sprinkle the rest of the strip on top once you take it out of the oven. This is the BEST recipe I've gotten from Pinterest so far!

    Kelly C.

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  30. Could you.substitute the ramekin for a cupcake pan?

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  31. Could you.substitute the ramekin for a cupcake pan?

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    1. Lacie, that's what I did and it worked greatly!

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  32. There might be a slight adjustment in cooking times but I don't see why not.

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  33. I substituted the tater tots with left over brown rice. I sauteed the rice with the onions and peppers. Instead of using butter I used Pam instead. Came out great!

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  34. Made these this morning, so AMAZING! I used a cupcake pan @lacie, worked great! Used 3 tots per cupcake

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  35. Made these this morning, AMAZING! I used a cupcake pan and it worked perfectly, put 3 tots per 'cupcake', made 2 per person

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  36. I also used a muffin pan...worked great. Also I added Jimmy Deans sage sausage to it. Fantastic :)

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  37. Brilliant! Now I need to buy some larger ramekins....

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  38. Looks beautiful. U dressed up the egg!

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  39. What a great idea! I wonder if it could be modified for the microwave. (: I know that's not the thing to say on a food blog but I do wonder...

    Or you may be able to make the little potato disks before hand and freeze, cutting out the morning time chopping.

    Anyway, I can't wait to try them.

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  40. Made this for dinner tonight. Applewood ham and asparagus on the side. Dinner for two. Really good.

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  41. Is there any way that you can skip the broil part and just keep them baking in the oven a little longer?

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  42. Armyguy - I haven't tried it that way but it would probably work.

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  43. Looks yummy. Another idea instead of using ramekins, use a muffin tin, especially when you have a crowd.

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  44. Delish, my kids would love helping me make this! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Delish! My kids would love helping me make this for breakfast! Thanks for sharing... ;)

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  47. Looks so good I had to google 'Tater Tots' !

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  48. I tried this for a Sunday morning treat and it was yummy. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. I don't have ramkins but i do have a popover pan. It looks like a cup cake pan but not as many holes and they'r a lot bigger... Will try it hopefully soon.

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  50. Sorry for my nativity but can you please explain the broiling step? I understand the baking but what exactly is broiling? Thanks

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  51. Tater tots are my guilty pleasure! I love this idea.

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  52. I'm thinking about making this for a group of people and don't have any ramekins. Do you think I can i make these in muffin tins?

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