Ever wanted to knock everyone’s socks off during the holidays with your culinary flair? Yet, want something that’s quick and easy and not too expensive? This is it! Several of our chefs shared their take on two of the easiest hors d’oeuvres that are perfect for Christmas or New Year’s entertaining. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 bag Rippled Potato Chips
1 container Sour Cream
1 small jar fresh Horseradish
1 lb. Smoked Salmon pieces
1 jar Romanoff Black Whitefish Caviar (about $10 at your local supermarket)
To make the salmon hors d’oeuvres: To about a cup of sour cream, add horseradish to taste. Put a dab of the mixture on a rippled potato chip and top with a slice of smoked salmon.
To make the caviar hors d’oeuvres: Top a ruffled potato chip with a dab of sour cream (about 1/2 teaspoon) and top with about 1/2 teaspoon caviar.
You can place the hors d’oeuvres on a silver tray with half salmon, half caviar chips which looks gorgeous – or only one kind, if you prefer. I tested the amount of time the chips with the toppings will hold – one hour they are perfect, two hours they are good, but at 3 hours they are starting to wilt. so you cannot make them too far in advance but they assemble quickly.
I also saw a variation of this recipe in the 2010 Holiday edition of Food & Wine magazine.