Friday, May 23, 2014

FFWD ~ Smoked Salmon Waffles

FFWD ~ Smoked Salmon Waffles

This week, for French Friday, our pick was Smoked Salmon Waffles. Frankly, I love waffles. I even love smoked salmon. In fact, I usually have a package in my fridge because Bill loves it with his eggs. Waffles are always a favorite choice for breakfast in our house.  We love them smothered with fresh fruit and maple syrup. We also love them with ice cream but honestly; I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel about waffles with smoked salmon incorporated into the batter.  Ahhh…waffles with smoked salmon…and no syrup! Could I convince Bill to eat this for lunch? I knew they would make a great appetizer yet, I made a whole batch of batter and had no party planned.  So lunch it was! 
These would make a wonderful addition to any appetizer table
The waffle batter is simple, basic and easy to throw together. No sugar is added; these waffles are flavored with scallions, chives and slivered salmon. Dorie tells us that in Paris, waffles are usually snack food and sold by street venders. However, in restaurants they serve mini waffles as starters.  I made most of the batter full size, except for a handful that I decided to make into minis, by dropping a dollop onto the center of each waffle segment of the iron. I loved how they looked in appetizer form. Perfect served with some creme fraiche, chopped scallions, and Salmon roe if you happen to have it!  
I thought these were delicious, and would definitely make a great addition to any appetizer table! Bill enjoyed them too. Though he couldn’t quite get his head around the fact there was no syrup! He ate the last one for snack today. Would you believe he added syrup?  I am starting to think that the adage is true...you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!! Happy Friday everyone!

This recipe can be found in Dorie’s cookbook “Around My French Table” or it can be found    here, where it has been previously published.  
Savory not sweet…but oh so good
Enjoy!


31 comments:

  1. These look beautiful Kathy and yumm!

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  2. Beautiful. I hope to get to these soon. Just wasn't in the cards for me this week. I love the look of the minis as well!

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    1. Finally got mine done dear but seriously, your photo and treatment here is just as lovely as the book photo that everyone was so inspired by! You are doing 'the work' Kathy and your photos are really showing it!

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  3. Haha. My husband too poured some syrup over the savory waffles. I guess men cannot imagine waffles without syrup :) Love your minis. They look so pretty !

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  4. You take beautiful pictures. I love waffles too.

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  5. Yeah, I wonder if Bill would have liked these if I let him put maple syrup on them ;) So pretty, Kathy!

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  6. Those little waffles look so pretty and delectable. They would make a fantastic weekend brunch with a side salad.

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  7. Beautiful photos and love the mini size!

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  8. I was a bit skeptical too, but I tried to think of them as oddly shapped blini and it seemed to make me more open to the idea. Pretty impressive that Bill liked them too, but not not sure what I think about the maple syrup.

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  9. Your waffles look fab Kathy, and as Rosa's hubby would appreciate, just like in the book. I thought having salmon in not on was weird, but it seemed to work.

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  10. Your mini waffles as so cute, Kathy! Looks just like Dorie's picture. I'm glad that Bill liked them too, even with syrup. LOL! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Dear Kathy, I love the idea of serving these in appetizer size. I think with the salmon in the batter and no syrup that is the perfect choice. They do sound good. Blessings dear. Catherine

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  12. These look delicious, Kathy! What an elegant meal! Happy long weekend! ~ David

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  13. That would be perfect for appetizers or lunch - and how terrific that you both enjoyed them! (With or without syrup….)

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  14. What a great lunch and so pretty too!

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  15. This is such a fun idea and perfect finger food for a brunch, or light lunch. Love this idea!

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  16. These are lovely Kate, I bet my hubby will love this so much:). Although we are used to only sweet waffles but this dish is new and smoked salmon is highly appreciated in my house.

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  17. So pretty! I'm actually not surprised he added maple syrup - it must have given the waffles a candied salmon sort of feel.

    It was so great to 'meet' you all on Google + - though, I'm not that young! :)

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  18. what a wonderful use of waffles! simply delicious!
    Mary

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  19. I had to think about salmon IN the batter but these look lovely and make a beautiful breakfast.

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  20. Kathy, aren´t these mini waffles just the prettiest of appetizers?! Your salmon waffles look so elegant and so fabulous with that dollop of crème fraîche and smoked salmon as topping!

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  21. So cute and utterly delicious these mini waffles look Kathy!

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  22. What a great idea to do the minis--they are so cute! I do like both salmon and waffles, but have to wonder if I'd keep wanting to put some kind of savory "syrup" over them. (Perhaps I should try them and find out ;-) )

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  23. Your waffles look darling! And I'm happy that you enjoyed them. They were a hit here too.

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  24. The French love to revisit everything; right now the rage is éclairs and my sister-in-law tells me that the latest pastry shop (only sells éclairs) has them in all flavors, including savory. Love the idea of the waffles, with smoked salmon sure, I just always prefer to eat them made by someone else!

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  25. These waffles look irresistibly classy and delicious :D
    And very cute as well!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  26. Savory waffles sound different and delicious.

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  27. Very nice Kathy. I should remember this when Jim smokes some wild salmon.

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  28. you did such a lovely job with these, Kathy!

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  29. Kathy, love the cute little savory waffles! So perfect for brunch, or appetizers!

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