WHO: Healthierkitchen is a retired attorney and an avid home cook.
WHAT: A quick and dirty party app that tastes like it takes much longer to make.
HOW: Just mix, stir, garnish, and eat while holding a cocktail in the other hand.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This appetizer has enough smokiness to keep guests going back for more, but not so much that they're exhausted before they get to the other spreads on the table. And, it's a host's dream -- it only requires a quick stir before it's ready to serve
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This is all you need for a finalist-worthy app.
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First, remove the skin from the smoked trout.
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Then shred it -- we used two forks, but you can also use your hands.
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Add in the cottage cheese.
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And then the crème fraîche.
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This is the hardest part: stir.
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Chives! Don't forget the chives!
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When it looks like this, stick it in the fridge and go put your party dress on.
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Serve with toasts, and marvel at all your extra time.