The Cookbook Challenge: Week 3 Hor D’oeuvres Recipe No. 3 – Potato latkes with smoked salmon

by April@MyFoodTrail on December 6, 2009

in Cookbook Challenge 2010, Cooking, Entrees, Recipes

Theme: Hor d’oeuvres
Cookbook: Marie Claire Food + Drink

See Recipe 1 – Stuffed Mushrooms
See Recipe 2 – Prawn Toast

The last recipe I chose was small potato latkes with smoked salmon and topped with garlic and herb cream cheese. I knew I would have oil left over from the prawn toasts so this recipe would use up some of it. I also love potato and smoked salmon, but never thought of pairing them together.

My favourite smoked salmon from the supermarket is the Huon brand. It is expensive at $6.90 per 100g, but it tastes great and is actually a nice deep orange colour. The other brands are either too salty or have that off-putting pale orange colour!

For the dip topping, I started using leftover baby spinach and feta (as shown in the photo), but it didn’t go well, so I used Philadelphia garlic and herb cream cheese spread.


Potato latkes with smoked salmon
Makes 20

1 whole large potato, approx 360g, peeled and grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbsp plain flour
Oil for frying
100g smoked salmon
Creamy dip for topping
Salt and pepper to season

1. Mix together the grated potato, eggs and flour and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.

2. Place the mixture into a sieve over a bowl and press down to remove excess moisture.

3. Add enough oil to a frying pan to cover the base by 5mm and heat the oil over a medium heat.

4. Add heaped teaspoons of the potato mixture and flatten a little. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all mixture has been cooked.

5. To assemble, cut salmon into pieces to fit potato and top with a dollop of dip.

Results: The potato latkes were quite crunchy if you didn’t make them too thick. The whole combination of potato, smoked salmon and creamy dip was a good one.

Would I make it again? Yes, it is also easy to make.

Just a reminder that Week 4 starts tomorrow with the theme of “beans”.

Over & Out, Rilsta xx

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jo December 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Great looking hors d'oeuvres – and nice work with doing 3 recipes!

My effort for this theme will be posted on my blog very soon, promise!

Hope the braces aren't hurting too much.


Ange December 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Love potato & smoked salmon combo & these sound a treat


Arale79 December 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

This I have to try. looks yummmm


Rilsta December 8, 2009 at 10:57 am

Hi Jo: Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your post! Let me know when it's up. The braces are more uncomfortable than painful!

Hi Ange: I never thought of combining them together but it works well!

Hi Arale: It was yum!


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