Friday, May 21, 2010

Good Ideas: Smoked Salmon on Potato Chips w/ Creme Fraiche


I have been making these for years.
This is the no brainer appetizer I always make when my family comes over for holidays.
It's a no stress beginner, so I can concentrate on the main dishes.

How funny to see a recipe for them in the May issue of Bon Appetit magazine!
Hey, that's my idea!!!!

I used to serve these on Trader Joe's blue potato chips, nice and thick and a pretty blue color, but I can't find them anymore, so, I used B.A.'s idea and bought salt & pepper kettle chips.

So now I'm stealing from them.
Good ideas are always borrowed.

Smoked Salmon Canapes on Potato Chips w/ Creme Fraiche: (my idea first!)

Sea salt flavor (or salt & pepper) potato chips, (the kettle style are best, because of their thickness)
4 oz. good Norwegian smoked salmon
1/2 cup of real creme fraiche
zest of a lemon
fresh ground black pepper
fresh snipped chives

Mix the creme fraiche with the lemon zest and a few grinds of black pepper.

Drape small pieces of smoked salmon on potato chips and dab some of the lemon creme fraiche on top.

With scissors, snip the chives and sprinkle over the plate.
For an extra added kick, I sprinkle some more lemon zest on top of the creme fraiche.

Can be made one hour before and covered loosely w/ wax paper.

These are addictive!!



Julie said...

That looks fantastic! Stacey, have you ever tried to make homemade creme fraiche? It's not something I can get at the store, so I've looked at recipes for homemade, but do you know if it's worth trying to make homemade?

kat said...

So simple but also fabulous!

Claudia said...

You made the humble potato chip look good! I can easily become addicted to those. And they're pretty!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like the idea of a potato chip. Looks YUMMY!

tasteofbeirut said...

It IS a brilliant idea! I want to bite into one of those right this minute!

SarahB said...

mmmmm!!! Yum!

browniesprinkles said...

I don't think there would be any left for guests if I made them!! I'd eat 'em all!! These look fabulous!

Proud Italian Cook said...

This is so easy and beautiful at the same time, I have to make this for my Bunco girls!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love this idea - now I need to steal it! So creative!

Kait said...

These look addictive. The next time I make a batch of potato chips I will have to keep this recipe in mind.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I tried this once, but a lot of the chips were broken. I will grab a bag of Kettle chips right away.