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Smoked Salmon Waffles with Scallion Cream Cheese

Scott Phillips

Yield: Makes five 6-1/2-inch round Belgian-style waffles

Servings: 4 with leftover waffle(s)

If you like the classic combo of lox, bagel, and cream cheese, you’ll love these waffles. The contrast of the crisp waffle and the silken salmon on top is pure delight.


  • 9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs. cornmeal (fine or medium grind)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. instant yeast
  • Kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk, heated to lukewarm
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream; more as needed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. whipped cream cheese
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. cold-smoked salmon, coarsely chopped, plus 4 to 8 thin slices for serving
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh dill; more for garnish
  • 2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 540
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 260
  • Fat (g): 29
  • Saturated Fat (g): 16
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
  • Cholesterol (mg): 170
  • Sodium (mg): 1280
  • Carbohydrates (g): 49
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 19


  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornmeal, yeast, and 3/4 tsp. salt. Add the milk and eggs, and whisk until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the batter is bubbly and has risen a bit, about 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the heavy cream, 1/2 cup of the cream cheese, scallions, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve the waffles.
  • Heat the oven to 200°F. Heat a waffle iron. Put the remaining 2 Tbs. cream cheese, the chopped salmon, dill, horseradish, lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a food processor and pulse to combine. Whisk the mixture into the waffle batter until almost smooth.
  • Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron manufacturer’s directions until golden and crisp.
  • Whisk the cream cheese mixture with more heavy cream to loosen it. Serve the waffles topped with sliced salmon, a drizzle of cream cheese, and dill, if you like.


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