It started out simple and innocent. A fun posting from Thrillist (recipe here) about a Tator Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich caught my eye. Yup – you heard me right. And since I had Tator Tots. And cheese. And bacon. And jalapenos. Well, it just seemed like a quick and easy dinner-for-one after a day with no breakfast or lunch. But once I started? I couldn’t just stop there. I layered the tots in my waffle iron just-so — perfectly positioned to make a crispy layer of delicious tottiness. And then another. But as I started laying my strips of bacon, cheddar cheese and jalapenos over it, the concoction just didn’t seem finished. It beckoned for more!
Then I started thinking about the jalapenos. They appeared so naked and vulnerable all by themselves. They had the cheese, but otherwise were succumbing to the obvious pressure of the waffley-tots and chicken that they almost appeared to lose their spicy-ness before my very eyes. That’s when it struck me! Toss the second layer of crisp tottiness on top, and garnish with a half avocado. But then the avocado just seemed to lonely all by itself, and didn’t seem complete until married with a dollop of sour cream.