Smoked Salmon Waffles # French Fridays with Dorie

Fish recipes in FFwD schedule always put me in a dilemma ... To cook or not to cook ? The thing is, my husband does not eat fish and cooking two separate meals feels like a lot of work.  Hence I mostly skip the fishy Fridays unless an easy alternative is obvious. Today's recipe, that is the one for Smoked Salmon Waffles, presented itself with such an option. So I tried the original recipe and their non-fishy counterparts for lunch today. And husband, toddler and I felt utterly satiated afterwards. That is after our unusual lunch of savory waffles.

As I mentioned, making these is rather easy. And provided you have made waffles before, you'll probably wind up the whole process from start to finish in half an hour. It took me a little longer for it was my first time at waffle-making. In fact I got my waffle iron only on Wednesday and it took me a day to work up the courage and get to work....

Anyway.. About the recipe... The batter for these waffles is made by mixing together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, milk, eggs, melted butter, thinly sliced scallions, snipped chives and slivers of thinly sliced smoked salmon. If desired, one can rest the prepared batter for up to an hour, or work up batches of fishy waffles right away. In my case, I made a batter by mixing all the ingredients except smoked salmon, then scooped out half a cup of the batter, stirred 3/4th oz of slivered smoked salmon into it and kept it aside while I baked a batch of scallion-chive waffles. Once the non-fishy ones were done, I spread the remaining batter on the well-greased waffle iron and baked my smoked salmon waffles. I served both the fishy and non-fishy savory waffles with crème fraîche and snipped chives.

In spite of "loving" the waffles, my husband could not help pouring some syrup over them. Toddler and I did not do any such thing. We enjoyed them with a topping of crème fraîche and declared them "Dee-li-cious !" 

Visit French Fridays with Dorie to know what the other members thought about this dish. You can find the recipe here. For more such recipes get your copy of Dorie Greenspan's book  Around my French Table and starting relishing.

I shall be sharing this at some of these weekly parties.


  1. Your waffles turned out great. It was only my second time waffle making - I learned to grease the pan!

  2. I thought these were really good and although my hubby enjoyed them, he still used maple syrup on his! Your photos are lovely!

  3. I'm glad you figured out a way to make this work for your family. I love your tablecloth!

  4. Yeah, I should have made some plain ones for Bill! Congrats on getting a waffle iron!

  5. Sounds elegant and dee-li-cious!! Blessings, Catherine

  6. I enjoyed your waffle adventure. Kudos to you for buying a waffle iron for this challenge. I liked the creme fraîche also.

  7. Beautiful presentation! I'm looking forward to making these some time.

  8. This got a lot of us to get that waffle iron out of storage. Adventure here too and I took them to breakfast but they will toast up at least once this week for lunch. Great presentation and photo!

  9. Your waffles look delicious. Happy that you were able to make them work for you and your family.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Smoked Salmon Waffles with Full Plate Thursday today. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Glad you enjoyed your new waffle makers. Every time I make waffles I wonder why I don't do it more often :-)

  12. Haha. I'm trying to imagine syrup on a scallion waffle. Congrats on your new waffle maker - they came out beautifully.


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