This is the third in my series of party food ideas.
I honestly don’t think party food gets much simpler than these Smoked Salmon Pikelets. You can buy the pikelets, if time is a constraint (and it usually is), however save your money for the smoked salmon by making them. This party favourite is simply a pikelet spread with a delicious mayonnaise and topped with smoked salmon and a zest of lemon.
The pikelets can be frozen so you can make them up to a month in advance and the mayonnaise can be prepared 2-3 days before the event. In fact I would recommend this to allow the flavours to develop.
1 cup SR Flour (sifted)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 Tblsp sour cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tblsp Mayonnaise
2 tsps lemon juice
1 Tblsp chopped fresh chives
1 Tblsp chopped fresh mint
125 grams sliced smoked salmon
Strips of lemon zest
Sift the flour. Mix together the beaten egg, milk and sour cream. Combine with the flour using beaters until the batter is smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a large non stick fry pan. I don’t use butter or oil as I find it ends up burning and the end result is not so aesthetically pleasing however feel free to experiment. Drop teaspoons of mixture into the pan. When bubbles appear, turn them over and cook the other side. Continue to do this until the batter is finished. Allow to cool.
Mix the topping ingredients together.
Spread the mayonnaise on the pikelets and top with the smoked salmon and strips of lemon zest. Eat. Yum!
Now you tell me, how easy was that?
Use whole egg mayo as nothing else compares
If freezing your pikelets, do so in single layers (in a freezer container) between baking paper or plastic wrap.
If you buy a big piece of smoked salmon as I do, it can be frozen. Wrap each piece in paper towel and then wrap in plastic wrap.