Ingredients 500 g potatoes
¼ cup onion, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ egg, beaten lightly
1 tbsp flour (optional)
¼ tsp salt (optional)
100 g smoked salmon
Chives and/or spring onions, to taste
Spoon full of capers (optional)
Peel the potatoes and grate them into a dish with cold water.
Soak them for a few minutes after you have finished grating them.
Drain them well.
Put the potatoes, garlic and onion on a tea towel (I keep one specially for this kind of thing).
Roll it up and keep squeezing until no more liquid comes out.
Transfer the potato mix to a bowl and add in the egg and some salt.
If it is too runny, add a bit of flour.
Heat a large fry pan and add enough oil to cover the base.
When the oil is quite hot, put some of the mixed potato mixture into it, flattening it with a spoon.
You can make them whatever size you want but it is easier if they are about 8 cm round - they need not be even!
Continue cooking them until they are browned, and then turn them over and brown the other side - this takes about 5 - 7 minutes each side.
Put them in a slightly heated oven on paper towel to drain the fat, and keep them warm while you cook the rest.
To assemble - put one on a plate, and spread it with sour cream (or creme fraiche would also be nice).
Add the smoked salmon, and spring onions/chives to this.
Put another latke on top of this and repeat.
I used 3 latkes and also used a tbsp of capers.
Serve - delicious.
Here, you can see the layers after I have cut off the edges.