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For this recipe, Food & Wine's Justin Chapple cooks a shredded potato mixture in a waffle iron until a crisp, golden blini forms, and then tops it with smoked salmon and a generous dollop of sour cream. Dill adds a double dose of freshness to the dish when mixed into the blini and used as a garnish, too. The blini make a satisfying breakfast or brunch—if you'd like, pair them with a glass of Champagne to take things to the next level.


Credit: Emily Kordovich

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat an 8-inch waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200°. In a bowl, mix the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, chopped dill, salt, baking powder and the 3 tablespoons of butter.

  • Brush the waffle iron with melted butter; spread one-fourth of the potato mixture onto it. Close and cook on high until the blini is golden and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining potatoes. Serve topped with smoked salmon and sour cream, and garnish with dill.


You can also make these in a Belgian waffle maker. Spoon one-third of the mixture onto the waffle iron instead of one-fourth.