To be honest, I didn’t like tater tots. It’s like hush browns. I tried eating hush browns few years back but it didn’t impress me. My husband said it’s like tater tots. So they were never my favorite. Well I guess I didn’t give myself a chance to create meals with tater tots. Their shredded potatoes made into small chunks packed in a bag and frozen. Actually, I just discovered that there are recipes you can try cooking with tater tots.
This time I did my own recipe called Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup. You can check it out here. I use Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredient for my soup recipe.
Ore-Ida Tater Tots
Made with 100% real potatoes, Ore-Ida Tots are crunchy when baked and tastes fine in a soup. Although they are made in perfect bite size pieces, I like them crumbled into tidbits in my soup. Like me, my darling daughter wasn’t a fan of tater tots as well, but when she tried them with the soup, she said it’s yummy.
I just realize that to make a delicious meal with Ore-Ida Tots, you have to be associate your favorite ingredients with it to be able to create a satisfying meal that your family would enjoy. So Tater Tots are not a boring frozen potatoes after all.
*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.
After three weeks of planning, I finally created a soup recipe. Yes I am very proud about this. *wink* Well, you know, I don’t cook a lot. I get a lot of help from my dear husband when it comes to cooking for the family. But I am not giving up learning because it is one of my responsibilities as a wife and mom.
With the help of the Internet, we can easily find recipe inspirations to follow. Especially if you are like me who doesn’t like complicated recipes with so many ingredients. Do you have a favorite recipe website? I don’t have one yet but I am getting there. For now, the recipe inspiration for my soup recipe was from Kraft Recipes Totchos Hub . Using Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredients in my soup recipe, I say this is a very good tasting soup that can be prepared in every day meal and great to warm you up during the cold winter days. I call it Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup. This is the very first time I am trying the Ore-Ida Tater Tots really. I’m glad that I was given the opportunity try it together with the other free products in the #JingleVoxBox I received from #Influenster. And as a part of the #OreIdaTotchos movement, I am sharing with you my simple recipe.
Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup
So here it is:
EASY TIDBITS TOTCHOS SOUP
1 cup Ore-Ida Tater Tots
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 stalk of green onion, chopped (for garnish, you can also use fresh parsley)
2 pieces of bacon, crumbled into tidbits
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
- In a medium-sized soup pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
- Add carrots and saute for two minutes.
- Add water and bring to a boil.
- Add the evaporated milk. Wait for it to boil again. Milk boils quickly and can overflow so watch out.
- Add the Ore-Ida Tater Tots, then salt and pepper to taste.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir and adjust the taste according to your preference. (I discovered that I like the Ore-Ida Tater Tots broken into tidbits in the soup.)
- Remove from heat. Serve hot. Garnish with bacon and green onions.
The soup came out really good. It smells good as well. I suggest to add minimal salt because the bacon is already salty.
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I hope you liked my easy soup recipe. Feel free to try it. Let me know in the comments below when you do.
*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.