Ree Drummond has a unique breakfast idea that uses a store-bought freezer item. the pioneer woman star combines tater tots with cheese and condiments, presses the mixture into a waffle iron, then builds a bacon and egg “stack” with delicious toppings.
Ree Drummond makes an easy breakfast dish that starts with tots
Drummond demonstrated how to make lots of waffles for breakfast on an episode of the pioneer woman. “I’m turning everyday frozen ingredients into delicious dishes,” she explained. “I’m transforming humble little ones into a delicious stack of waffles for breakfast.”
Drummond continued: “I love my freezer. It contains so many convenient ingredients that I use to make so many delicious dishes.”
The Food Network host joked, “When I look inside the freezer, if I don’t see a big bag of frozen tots, I get really nervous. The little ones are really important in my life, my family and my heart.”
To start, Drummond combined frozen tots, pepper jack cheese, and Tex-Mex seasoning in a bowl, stirring to combine the ingredients. He preheated a waffle iron and sprayed it with nonstick spray. He added the tot mix to the waffle maker and closed the lid, pressing down lightly. Drummond noted, “You won’t believe how good they are.”
‘Pioneer Woman’ star tops waffles with eggs
While the small waffles were cooking, Drummond was melting butter in a skillet and cooking two eggs, sunny side up. “I love fried eggs right side up for a reason: they’re pretty,” he explained. “I would flip them over and make them into eggs too easy, but I don’t want to because I’m more concerned with how the eggs look than how they cook.”
Drummond seasoned the eggs with salt and pepper and explained his culinary approach. “Any time you make eggs sunny side up, all it takes is patience,” he noted. “I think that’s why a lot of people think they don’t like sunny side up eggs, because they think an egg sunny side up is where the white is really runny. But a real sunny side up egg has a firm white and a really soft yolk.”
He took out the small waffle and placed it on a plate, then built a “stack”. Drummond added slices of bacon, an egg, avocado, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro. Showing off his creation for breakfast, he noted, “Wow, this is a family treat right here.”
The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.
Ree Drummond loves having frozen fries on hand
While making the recipe, Drummond also shared how perfect frozen potatoes are for meal planning. “If you’re talking about frozen ingredients that lend themselves so well to delicious everyday meals, potatoes, frozen potato products, whether it’s tots, hashbrowns, fries, are what you need.
She even offered her daughter Alex some “marriage advice” when it comes to her favorite freezer.
“Make sure you have frozen tots in your freezer at all times and make sure you have a waffle maker in your kitchen at all times,” Drummond said.
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