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Have you made savory waffles? These Smoked Salmon Waffles are full of salmon, scallions, and chives and make a marvelous brunch dish or appetizer!

Smoked Salmon Waffles on a white plate with creme fraiche, salmon roe and chive blossoms

Savory Smoked Salmon Waffles

Since Belgium borders France, it’s no surprise that waffles are also a French specialty. But these smoked salmon waffles are no ordinary fare. They are flavored with slivers of smoked salmon, scallions, and chives creating savory nibbles instead of a sweet breakfast treat.

Smoked Salmon Waffles on a white platter with chives and salmon roe garnishes

Chic Appetizer or Savory Brunch Waffles

There is nearly always smoked salmon in my fridge. I had a feeling I’d love this recipe and I was not disappointed. With a dollop of créme fraíche and a sprinkling of salmon roe, these waffles were transformed into an elegant starter.

I was delighted to dine on these for my lunch, though Bill was not as enamored. More for me is my motto under these ever too frequent circumstances. He tried one for breakfast and most likely missed his maple syrup. C’est la vie.

Smoked Salmon Waffles on a white plate from above



Smoked Salmon Waffles

Smoked Salmon Waffles

A twist on waffles with smoked salmon and scallions for a fun appetizer or savory breakfast waffle

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 8 waffles


  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into thin strips or slivers
  • 5 scallions, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives, plus more for sprinkling
  • Crème fraîche or sour cream, for serving
  • Salmon roe, for topping (optional)


Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together. In large Pyrex measuring cup with a spout, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and stir everything together just until combined. A few lumps are OK.

Stir in the smoked salmon, scallions, and chives.

Preheat your waffle iron and if it's not nonstick, grease with oil or cooking spray. If your iron is not nonstick, brush it lightly with oil or spritz it with vegetable cooking spray.

When the iron is hot, pour about 1/2 cup batter andspread it evenly across the surface. Let the batter bake for about 30 seconds before closing the lid. Cook until and the waffle until it is well browned on the underside. To keep the waffles warm if you're not serving as you go, place them on the baking sheet and place them into a 200 degree oven. Continue until you've cooked all the batter.

Cut the waffles into quarters and arrange the quarters on plates. Top as desired to serve.


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The recipe for these Smoked Salmon Waffles can be seen HERE. Or crack open your copy of Around My French Table to page 170. If you love smoked salmon, check out my Smoked Salmon Platter and Smoked Salmon Reuben Sandwich!

Smoked Salmon Waffles lined up on a white serving tray with chive blossoms and salmon roe


Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #3: You all know this one: exercise to bump up your metabolism. Shake up what you do. Hot yoga (I alternate slow flow and vinyasa) and the treadmill keep me fit. Make sure you are getting some good cardio…you need to increase your heart rate to really burn those calories. Be sure to find an activity that you enjoy so you’ll stick with it.

And please remember, before starting a new exercise program, you may need to check with your doctor.

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46 comments on “Smoked Salmon Waffles”

  1. I love salmon, this would be so great for brunch or lunch… 🙂

    I look forward to reading these skinny tips!

  2. How fun Liz. These sound wonderful. I have to admit, that I’ve never made savory waffles but now you’ve got me thinking of all the fun variations ….

  3. I wish I could have this for breakfast. Works better than my protein shake + Banana + Cereal.

  4. Very different! While I may in Bill’s camp on this one, they do look pretty:@)

  5. Oh they look delicious! So yummy serving them with caviar!

  6. Wow! and Wow again! The salmon waffles are spectacular and oh so elegant. And I am oh so impressed you do hot yoga. (Hatha, right?)

  7. Your waffles look so elegant. If Bill wasn’t a fan, more for you, I say!


  9. I am making these for lunch today and I am pretty sure I’ll love them. Your plate looks lovely.

    Thanks for your tips. Looking fwd to your skinny tips.

  10. Looks delicious. I’m happy to see that someone added salmon caviar. I had the jar in my hand when I was in the supermarket, but knowing that my husband would just push it to the side made me put it back.

  11. Look so good Lizzy!♡♥

  12. I like that “more for me” mantra, though Howard did like these after all. Your styling is gorgeous with the chive flower. Hope you have a great weekend.

  13. My daughter is a smoked salmon freak and would be all over these, or at least be fighting mom for them. YUM!!!

  14. This is a Dorie recipe I’ve tried and loved! These savory waffles are delicious. I need to make them again soon!

  15. Now that’s what I call fancy waffles! Brava my dear! They sound magnificent 🙂

    Oooh and how awesome you’ll be sharing your skinny tips! Love the idea and I cannot wait to read more.


  16. You have caviar for breakfast, Liz? Good for you! 🙂

  17. Lovely! We liked these too. I’m cracking up a little – with our Belgian waffle makers – our styling looks a little similar! My chive flower was a little more shy though. Ha!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  18. Liz, savory waffles do hit the spot, and your presentation is simply lovely. Love the skinny tips too. I used to keep a treadmill off the kitchen―it had a perfect view of…cake stands! Now I take my exercise outdoors. 😉

  19. Well this is real worth fishing out (pun intended) my waffle iron. First savory waffle recipe I see and I just love smoked salmon! Look really good.

  20. Your pictures are always outstanding. I like your skinny tips too.

  21. I like the sound of a savory waffle. These sound so interesting.

  22. I tossed this recipe up in the air to see who’d salute it, and it was a win all around. Gorgeous photos!

  23. Why am I not surprised these were not Bill’s favorite? 😉 Love the idea of savory waffles, now you are inspiring me to experiment in the savory direction with my next batch!

  24. You are so high class, Liz! Is that caviar in your pics?! LOL. Love it! These uppity waffles look damn good!

  25. These would make a great weekend lunch with some well chilled white. Wonderful!
    Have a lovely weekend, Liz.

  26. Your waffles look FAB and thank you for the Skinny Tips!

  27. What a great appetizer .. I always had my waffles sweet, it’s about time to make some savory ones too:)

  28. I bet that salmon just loves the company of your delicate and delicious waffles…

    ela h.

  29. These savoury waffles look very classy and delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  30. My husband loves smoked salmon and often orders it if it is on a breakfast menu. He would absolutely love these waffles…especially the way you served them.

  31. These look so yummy – and gorgeous photography as always. I love waffles, never think to make them savory, but this looks just perfect.

  32. This is an elegant-yet-casual looking waffle. A very special breakfast or snack! Thanks for sharing this and of course, for the skinny tip! Diet must go with exercise, I agree 🙂

    Gourmet Getaways

  33. I really enjoyed these and will make them again…even Bill liked them…he just thought they needed maple syrup…I don’t get it!! Your photos are really lovely, Liz! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  34. You know, I lived in Belgium for a year and ate a LOT of waffles. When I lived in France I never ate one ! These seem like the sort of nouveau chic food that one might find now in France but I honestly don’t “get” them (well, and plus, they have salmon in them…). Yours are very pretty I must say…

  35. Wow this is so creative! I love the idea of big fat waffles without all that gloppy syrup!

  36. Interesting flavor combo! I have never had salmon waffles before, but maybe it’s time to try them!

  37. Sounds so “chic”and delicious!! Blessings dear. Catherine

  38. I never make savory waffles! I love these!

  39. Beautiful photos! I’m looking forward to trying these some time. I don’t know if I can convince Kevin to eat them, though, so I might not bother making a gluten-free version.

  40. They look Amazing Liz! I wish I had a waffle iron! I would make them everyday! Your new Skinny Tips section is a great idea!

  41. Great idea for the tip! I had to take this back to breakfast and I’m looking forward to my salmon waffle toasts all week long since this was a bit of a stretch for some at my place.

  42. It’s funny, I was totally surprised to see waffles in a French cookbook. But you’re right, given the geography it shouldn’t be surprising at all.

  43. Savory waffles sound like a great treat and I will have to fix these for the Mr. He would eat these before he ate traditional ones!

  44. Liz – so pretty. Love the color of the roe.

    This was a surprise hit in our house – I can see myself making them again.

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