Smoked Ham Salad on Gruyère Potato Coins

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Food & Wine


2 long, thin Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/8 inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/2 pound lean smoked ham, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped cornichons
1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
1 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Using a 2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut the potato slices into rounds. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with the olive oil and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet. Season lightly with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with the cheese. Bake the potato rounds for about 45 minutes, or until deep golden; let cool. Transfer the potato coins to paper towels.

2. In a small bowl, combine the ham with the mayonnaise, scallion, cornichons, capers, tarragon and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the ham salad onto the potato coins and serve.