Friday, January 30, 2015

Potato Pancake with Salmon

Now don't get carried away here and think I'm turning into Store-Bought Sally. I may be using pre-fabbed food here (potato flakes) but take a look further down the recipe list and I'm using homemade cream cheese. Besides Nigella says there's no reason to feel bad.

Potato Pancakes with Salmon (Adapted from Nigella Express)

3 eggs
1/2 c milk
2 scallions, chopped
2 T olive oil
3/4 c instant potato flakes
1/4 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 oz cream cheese or Creme Fraiche (Homemade but of course)
4-6 oz smoked salmon
Fresh Dill

In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, scallions, and olive oil. Stir in potato flakes, flour, baking powder, and salt. Heat griddle and place scant tablespoon-sized dollops of batter. Cook until golden and flip. Set aside to cool.
Ready & Waiting
Place a small dollop of cream cheese or creme fraiche onto each pancake. Tear off a piece of salmon and place on top. Decorate with a piece of fresh dill.
The original recipe calls for creme fraiche on the side to dollop on at will. But I found the tartness of the homemade cream cheese goes extremely well and didn't want to offer it without. I've also made the pancakes without the scallions but they are not quite as tasty without. The scallions really add something.

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