Potato Latke Layers with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream

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latke cakes with smoked salmon

Latkes are grated potato with several things added and are a typical Jewish dish. They are like potato pancakes.

This is brunch #18 in my series of cooked breakfast/brunches, and this one is great. Although a bit more complicated and time consuming, it is well worth the effort.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients
500 g potatoes
cup onion, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, crushed
egg, beaten lightly
1 tbsp flour (optional)
tsp salt (optional)
100 g smoked salmon
Sour cream
Chives and/or spring onions, to taste
Spoon full of capers (optional)

Method
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).


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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.


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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.


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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).


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Add the smoked salmon, and spring onions/chives to this.


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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.


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Categories
#Breakfast
#Brunch
#Cooked breakfast
#Jewish
#Easy
#Smoked salmon
#Latkes
 
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