Vegan Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots Recipe
Western food is renowned for its classic; Bacon’N Egg for breakfast, potatoes and bacon bits, bacon in quiche. You name it, bacon’s in it. Luckily, I have perfected the Rice Paper Bacon! This is the gateway ingredient for so many experimental recipes that includes bacon. I am so excited to share with you the first-ever invention, Vegan Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots. Using my Viral Rice Paper Bacon recipe, we can make the perfect snacks for any occasion, especially for the upcoming Superbowl! Serving your favorite Game Day treats, this recipe might bring a little more luck to your team.
This recipe is so easy to make that you can almost squeeze in cooking this entire recipe in between half-time. Or you can prep the recipes in advance and pop them inside the oven or your air fryer to achieve that ultimate crispiness.
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Vegan Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
You don’t have to be a die-hard sports fan to enjoy taking advantage of those exclusive Superbowl snacks. When you put food and sports together, everyone comes together, it’s a win-win! Between the Half-Time Shows and the food commercials, you bet I am going to veganize those mouth-watering snacks. Some inspiration from “gameday treats” includes chili, loaded fries, bacon, baked taquitos with salsa& guac, and burger combos. It’s about time that vegans can also enjoy all these foods without just snacking on carrots and celery sticks with a bunch of bread. Craving greasy food? No problem, I’ve got your back. For more Superbowl recipe ideas, check out my article here!
How many servings does this make?
This recipe makes about 24 bacon-wrapped tots. You are welcome to enjoy one or all 24, or double the recipe if you are serving a crowd.
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INGREDIENTS FOR BACON TATER TOTS (VEGAN):
- Frozen Tater Tots
- Rice Paper
- Nutritional Yeast
- Garlic Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Liquid Smoke
- Maple Syrup
- Olive Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Hot Sauce
- MSG or Salt
- Extra-Firm Tofu
- Brown Sugar
- Cayenne Pepper
- Mixing Bowls
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Mat
- Measuring Utensils
- Sharp Knife or Pizza Cutter
- Toothpicks (optional)
- 24 frozen tater tots, room temperature
- 2 sheets rice paper
- 3 tsp nutritional yeast, divided
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp liquid smoke
- 1½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp-1 tbsp hot sauce of choice, to taste
- ½ tsp MSG or salt
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp extra-firm tofu, pressed and crumbled
- 3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat your oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- Place the tater tots and bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together 2 tsp nutritional yeast, garlic, paprika, liquid smoke, maple syrup, olive oil, tamari, hot sauce, MSG, and water to make a marinade. Transfer to a plate with a lip or curve.
- In another small bowl mix together crumbled tofu and 1 tsp nutritional yeast.
- Take one sheet of rice paper, lay it on the plate with the marinade, use your fingers to rub it everywhere. Flip and place the rice paper onto a cutting board.
- Sprinkle the marinated rice paper with the tofu.
- Take the second sheet of rice paper and lay it on the plate with the marinade, use your fingers to rub it everywhere, and then place it on top of the tofu.
- Wet your hands with a little bit of water and press down on top of the stack if you find the edges curling up and not sticking well enough. Let it sit until it settles.
- When the rice paper settles, and kind of hugs the tofu, take a pizza cutter and cut it into 6 strips. Then cut each strip across into 4 pieces.
- Place brown sugar into a small bowl, or ramekin.
- Working one at a time, wrap each tater tot with a piece of bacon, and then dip into the sugar. Place seem-side down back onto the baking sheet (or secure with a toothpick).
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until taters are browned, and bacon is slightly crispy and caramelized, turning halfway with tongs. They will crispy up more as they sit on the plate.
- Garnish with some cayenne pepper and parsley, and serve.
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