Really yummy. I did a simpler version and skipped mixing the sour cream and salmon in the food processor. Skipped the lemon too and just made the nests as the recipe indicates, put a dollop of sour cream in each cup after they were ready, followed by a small piece of salmon then sprinkled with chives. Delicious! The potato nests were worth the effort.
I made these for my daughter's bridal shower, we ended up throwing most of them away. The main complaint was that the nest part of it was too bland.
I loved the potato nests! They were great and I will definitely make them again. I did not love the salmon filling. It was just a little off. I think there was too much lemon and I didn't think that it was a great combination with the potato. I also tried these with a "baked potato" filling. I mixed sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions and filled the potato nests with that and topped with a small piece of bacon. Those were a huge hit! Also, next time I will save the time and effort of preparing the potatoes from scratch and just buy a bag of pre-shredded hashbrowns.
I used dehydrated hashbrowns, which made the recipe a lot simpler. One 4-oz/1/2-cup box of hydrated hashbrowns makes about 24 mini muffin nests. These are extremely delicate, so the less you can handle them, the better. I don't know why the recipe says to cook them twice. Next time I will just bake them longer in the muffin tins, and won't do that until just prior to serving them. The tips of the nests were nice and brown after 25 minutes, but the bottoms were just beginning to brown so they could be kept in longer. I served the nests with sour cream, bacon bits and chives.
Hope they are good; I combined sour cream with alouette artichoke and garlic cheese, bacon and fresh chives. The potato nests are taking longer to bake than expected, but everything sounds like it will be great!