Saturday, December 11, 2010

Little Plates of Holiday

More sour cream on potatoes.
This is an old standby that we eat several times a year. The toppings can vary (we used to use caviar, when there still was such a thing), but the basis is always halved small potatoes, oiled, salted and roasted cut-side down. Oddly, these local taters were so rich in sugar that they began to stick to the pan, so we finished them right-side-up, under the broiler.
You are tempted to eat them hot, right out of the oven. But be warned: the sour cream will melt and slide off.
Really, this is OK eaten slightly cooled. I've had them at catered events, in fact, and they weren't hot. (Cold might be icky, though.)
Finishing touches were snippets of smoked salmon, and a sprinkle of chives.
Very horse doovy.

11 comments:

Zoomie said...

I'm liking these for Hanukah next year, too.

namastenancy said...

Have you thought of using salmon eggs as caviar? I was wandering downtown today and went into the upscale market that's in the huge shopping center where you find Nordstrom's. They were selling the salmon eggs that are used in sushi and I bought a small package, took them home and have them on an omelet which I had garnished with sour cream. They were a tiny bit too fishy so if I get them again, I'll wash the eggs first but they would work very well with "your" potatoes. Plus, sustainable and not that expensive -my package cost me around $5. I didn't look at how many ounces there were but it was more than sufficient. They would also work in a sour cream/salmon caviar type sauce for pasta, maybe with some onion and a sprinkle of chives. I'm willing to do the research and report back the results.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

I will tell you my special non-stick thang - baking paper, line everything with a sheet of baking paper.
You're welcome :)
Namastenacy - a favourite, anniversary worthy, treat my beloved & I indulge in is salmon caviar, only little potato cakes, with sour cream - fishy bliss.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: All done with the latkes, eh? ;)

Nancy: To tell the truth, I don't like salmon roe. It's fishy, as you say, but worse, I'm squeamish about the size of the slimy pop when you bite them.
Your pasta idea does sound really good, though!

Mouse: D'oh! I have baking paper. Never use it. Thanks.
(I can't believe how much sour cream I'm eating this month.)

Ms Brown Mouse said...

You need it to keep you warm for winter, also it's good for the bones or something :)

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: My favorite source of calcium and cellulite.

Zoomie said...

Why are the birds angry? Was it something I said?

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: No, these aren't the birds that are angry at you. They're angry and little exploding green pigs:
http://bit.ly/9o4TVZ

Zoomie said...

Oh.

Heather said...

To hell with Irish nachos. Just to hell with them! These.

cookiecrumb said...

Heather: Wow, thanks. I had to go look up Irish nachos, and well... these.
xo