Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco makes supercrunchy and delicious waffles using Tater Tots. Here she tops the waffles with caviar and smoked salmon, creating a delicious and decadent dish that’s ideal with Champagne.
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Nonstick cooking spray
8 cups thawed frozen Tater Tots (32 ounces)
Flaky sea salt
6 tablespoons crème fraîche
12 thin slices smoked salmon Dill sprigs, caviar and fresh lemon juice, for serving
How to Make It
Heat an 8-inch waffle iron; preheat the oven to 200°. Grease the waffle iron with nonstick spray. Spread 2 cups of the tots on it; sprinkle with salt. Close and cook on medium high until nearly crisp, about 5 minutes. Open the waffle iron and fill in any holes in the waffle with more tots, then close and cook until golden and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet; keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining tots.
Top each warm waffle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of crème fraîche, 3 slices of smoked salmon, a few small sprigs of dill, a dollop of caviar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve immediately.
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Review Body: I've been doing this for years! These TOT Waffles are also great under a Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad melt!
Review Rating: 4
Date Published: 2017-03-06
Author Name: Paul M
Review Body: I love the concept but not with Big Agra pre-digested preservative-laden spudnuggets. Freshly-grated latkes pressed on the waffle iron fill the bill for me, especially with such pricey accoutrements.
Review Rating: 3
Date Published: 2017-12-31
Author Name: Kevyn Allard
Review Body: I served this for a spontaneous brunch with sparkling wine and it a HUGE hit. The best part was that it was so easy and fun yet elegant. Just my style.
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2017-03-12
Author Name: Mike Morgan
Review Body: Quick, easy and delicious. What's not to like about that.