Tater Tot Waffles with Smoked Salmon and Caviar

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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. Slideshow: More Waffle Recipes 

Total Time:
40 mins
Yield:
4 8-inch waffles

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    Tater Tot Waffles with Smoked Salmon and Caviar
    © Eva Kolenko
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