Tater Tot Waffles with Smoked Salmon and Caviar


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
4 8-inch waffles


  • 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


  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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