Yes, you read that right…Caviar. Waffle. Bites… This was a last minute addition to our holiday party in December because when Frankie went to our local store for some last minute party needs, they were “sampling” some caviar that was on sale…by that we mean $35 for a 0.5 oz jar of Sturgeon caviar, which before you balk is typical going rate. Now, I should back pedal to go over two things. 1) Caviar is a new phenomenon for Frankie – his first time trying caviar was during our honeymoon dinner at The Kitchin in Edinburgh and he was delighted to no end. 2) We do not seek out caviar or indulge regularly – given this was a couple hours prior to party time, he made a game day decision and splurged, which was appropriate given our holiday party is the only time we actually do go all out (I mean, the man bought a kegerator this year since we always serve a pony keg of spotted cow and he was tired of the hand pump route). That all being said, the bites were a MASSIVE hit and everyone enjoyed indulging in a little bit of bougie culture.
Granted, game day decision = carr’s crackers and dollops. Given our time constraint, we went with what we could accomplish, but I knew there was an elevated way to present them using waffles, so I present a very simple and elegant appetizer for those times when you just want to go all out.
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Hoping you are safe and well!
— Cooking Maggie
On Caviar Waffle Bites
- 0.5 oz Sturgeon Caviar (can be found in more boutique grocery stores)
- 8 oz Crème fraîche
- Chivesj, finely sliced
- 1 box of frozen square Belgian Waffles
- Toast the waffles according to the directions on the box. When toasted, use a serrated knife to slice into sticks.
- Spoon a small amount of caviar into the first divot, then a dollop of crème fraîche (I used a fancy piping tip, but you don’t need to do that), then some chives.
- Arrange on a board, serve, enjoy!