Smoked Salmon Crisps

A favorite one-bite hors-d'oeuvre of mine this holiday season is Smoked Salmon Crisps. I like to eat them, I like to make them, and I like to serve them. They are super fancy and refined, yet embarrassingly simple to prepare. I take a vast and rewarding shortcut by baking egg roll wrappers for the "cracker" and using a cookie cutter to quickly stamp out these cute circles.

Smoked Salmon Crisps

Smoked salmon can be pricey, somewhere between $1.50 and 4.00 per ounce. Since I dress up the sliced salmon with lemon zest and chives, I usually opt for less expensive salmon and have never been disappointed.


Wonton wrappers (These are usually found packaged in the produce section)

Olive oil

Kosher salt and pepper

6 ounces smoked salmon, rough chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons shallot, chopped very finely

1 1/2 teaspoons chives, chopped very finely, plus a few snipped, for garnish

1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/2 cup cr