type Appetizer/Main course
servings 6 medium pancakes
preparation time 0:50

Last year, I made Latkes and, though I liked it, I thought it was a little bit too simple.  I like it when food looks and tastes special. This week, Chef John from Food Wishes, brought me this idea which inspired me to give this recipe a second thought. I made a crispier version and paired it with salmon, sour cream and dill. This recipe turned out delicious and it can be served as an appetizer by itself or as a main course if served with salad. Perfect for impressing friends!
potato pancakes
7 medium potatoes
1/2 onion
Oil for frying
egg mixture
2 eggs
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon flour
80g smoked salmon
3 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh/dried dill
  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and half onion using a cheese grater. Soak them in a large bowl with water for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the egg, cayenne, pepper, salt, flour, until you achieve an even mixture.
  3. Rinse the potatoes and squeeze out the water. You can use a sieve for this.
  4. To make sure the potatoes are as driest as possible, lay them down in kitchen towel and dry them even more (the drier, the crispier).
  5. Mix in the egg mixture.
  6. Heat some oil in a frying pan. You want the oil just less than 1 cm high.
  7. Use a serving spoon for measuring the size and shape of the pancakes and fry them over medium heat.
  8. Keep the ready pancakes warm in the oven while you fry the rest.
  9. Top them with salmon, scoop sour cream on top and sprinkle dill.
  • You should soak the potatoes in order to remove the starch and make them crispy, otherwise you will get gluey pancakes.
  • Potatoes oxidizes quickly so you will not be able to make this recipe in advance.
  • Fry a small amount first and try the seasoning. You might want to add something else.
  • You can serve it with a lettuce mixture, frise√© and cucumber salad. Dress it with olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle salt. It should be enough!

Posted by Thifa on Monday, December 13, 2010


  1. wow these look delish!


  2. So yummy, darling!


  3. That looks yummy!!!

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  4. I tried something similar a couple of times before. I bet they didn't taste as good as yours! I must remember the pre-soaking part. Thanks for the tip. :)

  5. i love your blog. everything looks so great!


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