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This isn’t your average breakfast burrito

Jessica Rudolph, America's Test Kitchen on

1. FOR THE CHIPOTLE SOUR CREAM: Stir all ingredients together in a bowl; set aside.

2. FOR THE BURRITOS: Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add tater tots to skillet and press with spatula or underside of dry measuring cup to flatten slightly. Cook until crispy and deep golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer tater tots to paper towel–lined plate and set aside. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

3. Cook bacon in now-empty skillet over medium heat until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat (leaving bacon in skillet). Add eggs and, using heat-resistant rubber spatula, constantly and firmly scrape along bottom and sides of skillet until eggs begin to clump and spatula leaves trail on bottom of skillet, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add pepper jack and scallions. Gently but constantly fold eggs until clumped and slightly wet, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

4. Wrap tortillas in a damp dish towel and microwave until warm and pliable, about 1 minute. Arrange tortillas on counter. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle sour cream across the bottom third of each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border. Divide tater tots and eggs evenly over chipotle sour cream. Working with one burrito at a time, fold sides of tortilla over filling, then fold up bottom of tortilla and roll tightly around filling.

5. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the now-empty skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Arrange burritos in skillet seam side down and cook until crisp and golden, about 1 minute per side. Serve.


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