½ bag of frozen tator tots
2 tbsp olive oil
2 bratwurst, diced (we get the garlic brats from Beaver’s Market)
1 cup minced red onion
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% or whole milk
2 cups of your favorite cheese
1. Preheat oven to the temperature on the tator tots bag. Spread the tator tots on a baking sheet and cook the amount on the bag.
2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil. Add the bratwurst and cook on medium heat till brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to another dish. Add 1 cup of minced red onion to the saucepan and cook until softened. Stir in flour until the onions are coated. Slowly add in the milk and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat until slightly thickened. Stir in the 2 cups of cheese and remove from the heat.
3. Mound the tator tots in the middle of the baking sheet, top with the bratwurts than pour the sauce over. Cook in the oven for 7 minutes on the same heat the tator tots were cooked on. Remove and drizzle with curry ketchup (for the curry ketchup we just mixed in curry slowly until it was to our liking).
Recipe slightly tweaked from Food and Wine magazine.