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Country Kitchen Casserole
2 1/2 lbs of Tator Tots
2 lbs sausage or bacon
3 cups of cheese
Depending on the time you have in the morning, you have several options. The sausage / bacon can be precooked, or you can cook it in the Dutch Oven the keep the numbers of dishes to a minimum. Regardless, start with the sausage / bacon in the Dutch Oven over about 14 coals. Add the Tator Tots to allow them to heat through and partially brown. After these are to your liking, add the eggs and mix thoroughly. It is ok if the Tator Tots get broken up, they are there to add texture and will work well whether they are whole are partial.
Cover and cook with about 16 coals on top and 12 on bottom (for 12" Dutch Oven). Instead of having the coals on top spread evenly, concentrate a little more on the center because this will take the most time to cook. Check after 30 minutes, but it will take about 45 on average. When the eggs look done in the center, cover with the cheese and cook about 5 minutes more.
I normally make two of these at a time, but this can easily be scaled down for less. This recipe is about the max for a 12" oven. Serves 8 to 10.
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