Friday, May 23, 2014
FFWD Smoked Salmon Waffles
My parents have a wonderful, close group of friends that I've known since I can remember. We spend holidays together, and they feel like family. When Paul and I got married we registered for a slow cooker and a waffle iron. At the wedding shower, one friend gave us the slow cooker and the other the waffle iron. (I honestly can't remember which was which anymore.) They then proceeded to argue (in a quasi-joking manner) about which was the better gift. One insisted that you can't be married and young and not be having weekend waffle breakfasts, the other kept detailing all of the practical uses of a slow cooker. I think of these dear friends every time we use either appliance. I honestly do use them both a lot, and would be hard-pressed to choose just one of them. Some months, especially in the winter, I'll get really into the slow cooker and use it every week. It can be so convenient on days that I work. However, a good waffle is hard to beat, and as far as I know you really can't make one without an iron.
Anyway, I was glad when this recipe got chosen. I love recipes that are small twists on familiar favorites. My photos certainly can't compete with the one in the book--our waffle iron is for Belgian waffles so they weren't as thin and crispy as they could have been, I was too lazy to cut them into quarters, and I totally forgot to buy salmon roe--but these sure did taste good! We rarely have time for appetizers around here, so we just ate full waffles (sour cream on the side) with salad for dinner. These were a fun, quick weeknight dinner. I could definitely see myself making them again.