McDonald’s Testing Tater Tots, Calling Them Hash Brown Bites

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Days after Burger King announced its cheesy tater tots, McDonald’s Australia announced it is testing some tater tots, calling them Hash Brown Bites.

McDonald’s has killed the breakfast hash brown game for years, and now they’re incorporating that classic taste in their lunch menu.

The tots are part of a Summer Sides Box, which includes eight Hash Brown Bites, eight Chicken McNuggets, 12 Chicken McBites, and three dipping sauces.

One thing McDonald’s doesn’t have, is Napoleon Dynamite advertising their tots the way Burger King dead, so they’re basically a step behind already.

McDonald’s breakfast hash brown are always a must, though, so they’re probably just as tasty in tot form.

Americans down upward of 70 million pounds of tots a year, so you’d think these little guys would make their way to the States, eventually. Also good to note that McDonald’s McCafe came from Australia, and did make it on US soil, so there’s hope.

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This Hash Brown Cannoli Is Stuffed With All Your Breakfast Favorites


Tym Bussanich is at it again with hands-down one of my favorite recipes to come from his site: a breakfast cannoli.

Using mixture of hash browns and egg whites, a mold is carefully formed using a tortilla shell and a stainless steel roller. Once a cannoli shape is formed, it needs to be frozen.

While the shell is freezing, make the breakfast filling. This includes bacon, eggs, cheese and sausage. Though you can pretty much use anything your heart desires for breakfast. Cook everything together and set aside.

Once completely frozen, the hash brown shell is deep fried and stuffed with the breakfast fillings.

Check out his blog for the complete recipe or to find other insane dishes.



This Stunning Breakfast Taco Has A Crispy HASH BROWN Shell


Two of our favorite foods include breakfast and tacos. The amazing @eatlikeyoureondeathrow has found a way to elevate those two from the basic breakfast taco and transform it into something worthy of the phrase “drool-worthy.”

Behold, the Hash Brown Taco.

She took basic shredded hash browns and turned into into a beautiful hard taco shell. Filling it with tons of colorful, delicious breakfast foods, this truly looks amazing.

Check out her Instagram for tons of other ridiculously gorgeous recipes and food photos.


This PACEMAKER Breakfast Burger Has A Burger Patty Stuffed With Maple Sausage


It’s tough choosing a breakfast sandwich. Sure, most have the basic egg and cheese. However, the thought of having to choose between bacon, sausage, or even burger meat can be daunting.

Thankfully, @peepmysneaks has found a way to cram together all these choices into one ultimate breakfast sandwich. Taking the best ingredients breakfast has to offer, everything is combined into a sick heart-attack inducing sandwich.

We love it.


Peep My Eats, @peepmysneaks’ blog, details the entire process of the Pacemaker from beginning to end. This includes egg-washed buns, bacon, maple sausage-stuffed burger and hash brown patty.

If you just want a quick idea as to how to make the Pacemaker, check out the quick video below.


Breakfast Sandwich Swaps Bread for Hash Brown Buns


Let’s face it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it’s ridiculously early at 6 am, kinda early at 10 am, or my usual 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The first thing I think about is always breakfast.

Nick from Dude Foods came up with the idea for the Hash Brown Bun after seeing the Ramen Burger bun take off earlier in the summer. Feeling inspired, he took some metal egg rings and filled them with shredded hash browns. Then it was just a matter of cooking it slowly and carefully so the hash browns would come out evenly.

After that’s done, you can pretty much customize your sandwich however you like. Add some eggs, bacon, sausage, avocados or even a middle layer of MOAR HASH BROWNS. Me? I’ll probably throw in some jalapeños and anchovies to really make my colon work for it.

And ketchup. Ketchup’s fruit, right?

PicThx Dude Foods


Rising Burger Chain Tries a ‘Corned Beef and Guinness Burger’

The increasingly popular Southern California-based burger chain Slater’s 50/50 embraces each month with a brand new, limited-time burger. For the month of March, their kitchen creatives have put together what they call the Corned Beef and Guinness Burger.

The new menu item, which will last throughout the course of the month, featured ground sterling silver beef mixed with ground corned beef, topped with sauerkraut, crispy hash browns, lettuce, tomato, onions, sharp cheddar cheese and GUINNESS mayo on a Brioche bun.

Looks like it’s time for my monthly trip to Slater’s.


Fast Food

Taco Bell Breakfast — Everything You Need To Know About FirstMeal

With Taco Bell now officially launching their breakfast menu in 10 western states, we’re here to shed some light on the taco giant’s early morning offerings. Through an official press release, we now know the organized breakfast menu will operate under the name ‘FirstMeal™’ a fun concept juxtaposition to their late night branding of ‘Fourth Meal’.

Back in September of 2011, we caught a whiff of a local Southern California Taco Bell location toying with the breakfast menu, and last week we confirmed the FirstMeal name and the menu items that would be available. As of yesterday, January 26th, 750 stores across 10-western states including California, Arizona and Colorado began serving the 11-item breakfast menu.

The fast food breakfast arena is a crowded one, and it looks like Taco Bell, albeit a powerhouse in the fast food game, definitely saw fit to partner with several key breakfast brands to attack the market in a serious way. Included in the menu are the likes of Johnsonville®, Cinnabon®, Tropicana and Seattle’s Best Coffee.

The full FirstMeal™ menu, in order of price: Sausage or Bacon and Egg Burrito, Hash Browns, Seattle’s Best Coffee® ($1.49 cents); Cinnabon Delights™ ($1.49), Tropicana Orange Juice ($1.49), Johnsonville® Sausage and Egg Wrap ($1.79), Seattle’s Best Coffee® Premium Vanilla or Mocha Iced Coffee ($1.99), Steak and Egg Burrito ($1.99), Grande Skillet Burrito ($2.79). Three combos will be offered, all for $3.99, which includes a drink and hash brown. Prices and items may vary at participating locations.

Time is a factor, and we experienced a tragic first Taco Bell breakfast run a few months back, showing up just minutes after the 11AM breakfast deadline. That’s right, breakfast will be served from 8 or 9AM until 11AM daily. Showing up at 11AM for some breakfast burritos? Better hope somewhere else is serving them.

Before the 750-store rollout, Taco Bell tested their FirstMeal options in over 150 stores in four markets, and Taco Bell’s Brian Niccol, the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer mentions that the breakfast launch is beginning in the west, “where people grew up with breakfast burritos,” and that he hopes to reach a national audience in the future.

Our friends at the OC Register have compiled a list of all the locations currently serving breakfast, if you want to be absolutely sure before you set your alarm any earlier than normal.

What do you guys think of Taco Bell’s breakfast offerings? Awesome? Boring? Lacking? Just right? Not what you expected?

Let us know in the comments!



Hardee’s Reveals a Breakfast Platter

Making appearance on the Hardee’s website and at participating locations comes the Hardee Breakfast Platter. The platter features made from scratch Biscuits ‘N’ Gravy™, 1 egg, 2 strips of bacon and Hash Rounds®. All this will range in price from location-to-location from $2.49 – $2.99.