Lila’s Tater Tot Frittata

Posted on March 27, 2012


Lila's Individual Tater Tot Frittata

This has become a breakfast staple in our house, and when I go traveling to the homes of family and friends, it is a popularly demanded item!  It is made as an individual serving using a saucepan on the stovetop.

1 egg


1 frozen precooked sausage link

5 – 8 Tater Tots

1 scallion, sliced up

Shredded Cheese

Ground black pepper

Spray a little nonstick oil in the bottom of a medium saucepan (nonstick pan is best).  Scatter the sliced scallion over the bottom of the pan.  Put the Tater Tots and the frozen precooked sausage link on a plate and thaw them in the microwave for about 35-40 seconds.  Break up the Tots a little, cut up the sausage, and add them to the pan.  Beat the egg with a splash of milk, and pour it into the pan.  Scatter some shredded cheese on top, and add some black pepper to taste.  Now your individual frittata is assembled!

Put the lid on the pan, and put the pan on the stove at a low setting, about halfway between simmer and medium.  You don’t want too much heat, because the bottom will burn before the rest of it is fully cooked.  Give it about 10 minutes and then check it; when it’s done, the cheese should be melted and the top of the frittata should be fairly firm.  Tip the pan over your plate, and it should fold out onto the plate with little prodding.  Enjoy!

NOTE, this recipe is easily multiplied to serve more people; if making a large version, use an oven-safe skillet and bake it in a 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes, uncovered (if you try to make a large version on the stovetop, the bottom will burn before the rest is cooked) .  Check for doneness and add time if needed.  Once out of the oven, let the frittata rest for a few minutes, then cut into wedges using a spatula.