Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes

bord bia smo sal on pot cakes

Very good, easy to prepare starter, potato cakes can be made ahead and reheated

 Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 450g cooked, mashed potatoes
  • 75g flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablesp. scallions, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 125 ml soured cream
  • 1 tablesp. dill, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Mix the potato, flour, eggs, scallions, salt, pepper, nutmeg and half the butter. Mix well together and shape into 12 small potato cakes. Heat the remaining butter in a non-stick pan and then cook the potato cakes until browned on each side. The cakes can be served immediately or kept overnight in the fridge. 15 minutes before serving reheat in a hot oven.

Serving Suggestions

Mix the soured cream, dill and seasoning. Place a slice of smoked salmon on each potato cake and top with the cream mixture.

Smoked Salmon with Boxty Pancakes and Soured Cream

Boxty is a traditional Irish pancake made with a mixture of mashed and grated raw potatoes.  Combined with smoked salmon it makes a great brunch or lunch dish.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 250g potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 250g raw potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 100g plain flour
  • 125ml milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablesp. olive oil
  • A knob of butter
  • 8 sliced of smoked salmon
  • 150ml soured cream

To Cook

Put both the mashed and grated potatoes in a bowl. Sprinkle over the flour and seasoning and mix until evenly combined. Add the milk, little by little, until you have a dropping consistency.

Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add a knob of butter. When the butter begins to foam, spoon a tablespoon of the mixture into the frying pan. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown. Depending on the size of the pan you can cook two or three at the same time.

Remove from the pan and keep warm while you finish cooking the pancakes. Serve with sliced smoked salmon and a spoon of soured cream.

 

Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes

bord bia smo sal on pot cakes

Very good, easy to prepare starter, potato cakes can be made ahead and reheated

 Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 450g cooked, mashed potatoes
  • 75g flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablesp. scallions, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 125 ml soured cream
  • 1 tablesp. dill, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Mix the potato, flour, eggs, scallions, salt, pepper, nutmeg and half the butter. Mix well together and shape into 12 small potato cakes. Heat the remaining butter in a non-stick pan and then cook the potato cakes until browned on each side. The cakes can be served immediately or kept overnight in the fridge. 15 minutes before serving reheat in a hot oven.

Serving Suggestions

Mix the soured cream, dill and seasoning. Place a slice of smoked salmon on each potato cake and top with the cream mixture.

Warm Smoked Salmon with Spinach Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices smoked salmon
  • Mixed lettuce leaves, shredded

Dressing

  • 50g (2 oz) fresh spinach leaves
  • 100ml (4 oz) sunflower oil
  • 1½ tablesp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Make equal-sized mounds of lettuce on four starter plate. Drape two smoked salmon slices over each mound. Blend or liquidise together the spinach, oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper.

Warm each plate of smoked salmon in the hot oven for a minute. Pour dressing over and around the salmon mounds and serve.

Gerry Galvin
Drimcong House Restaurant,
Moycullen, Co. Galway

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