The Mole Tots as Served at Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, Oregon, as seen on DDD Nation, Special.
Recipe courtesy of Bunk Sandwiches

Mole Tater Tots

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min
  • Active: 1 hr 55 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Almond Mole Sauce:


  1. Stir together the sour cream and heavy cream in a small bowl.
  2. Fry or bake tots until crispy, then toss in a mixing bowl and season with salt.
  3. Divide tots into 4 paper boats or serving plates and top each portion with 2 ounces mole sauce. Drizzle with sour cream mixture, then sprinkle on the red onion, Cotija and cilantro. Finish by fanning out quarters of sliced avocado on each. Sprinkle the avocado with salt and pepper and serve.

Almond Mole Sauce:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Seed chiles, then roast 1 minute. Soak chiles in warm water. Turn the oven down to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a large oven-safe pot, caramelize the onions in some oil. Add the tomatoes, cloves, chile flakes, cinnamon, coriander and cumin. Remove the soaking chiles and add them to the pot along with the almonds, tortillas and 1 1/3 quarts water. Stir in the chili powder, garlic, chocolate chips, raisins and lime juice and puree with an immersion blender until fairly smooth. Transfer the pot to the oven and simmer, 90 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste.