An easy appetizer with an elegant appearance, tiny potato halves stuffed with smoked salmon in a sour cream & horseradish sauce. If you love lox and bagels, you'll love this quick appetizer!
The poor potato, loved and devoured, avoided and even reviled. When I visited the St Paul farmers market a couple of years ago, the stands held dozens of potato varieties, all sizes and colors and nubbly shapes. More and more, I realize how our industrialized food system cheats us, especially, of variety.
Tiny bites of potato start with – no surprise – tiny potatoes. They are most easily found this time of year as ‘new’ potatoes. I pick through the potato bin for the smallest potatoes all about the same size, glad for instant portion size management. To quote guests at a recent party, "These are GOOD!"
with SMOKED SALMON RECIPE
Time to table: 2 hours
Makes 24, easily halved or doubled
- 12 tiny red potatoes, scrubbed well
- 4 tablespoons (55g) sour cream
- 4 teaspoons minced red onion
- 2 teaspoons capers, chopped if large
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 3-1/2 ounces (100g) smoked salmon, cut in tiny pieces
- 1/2 ounce (15g) smoked salmon
- Fresh dill, chopped, optional
POTATOES Boil the potatoes in well-salted water until cooked clear through, drain, cool and refrigerate.
FILLING Stir together the filling ingredients and refrigerate to let the flavors meld until ready to fill.
ASSEMBLE & GARNISH Up to an hour or so before serving, slice the potatoes in half and scoop out the centers. Use a piping bag (for a neat appearance) or a spoon (for something more rustic) to fill the potato halves with Filling. Top with a bit of salmon and if you like, some fresh dill. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Easy Assembly, Use a Mini Muffin Tin
A mini muffin tin works perfectly for assembling and carrying Potato Bites. The potato halves fit just perfectly!
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