Simple Latke with smoked salmon Recipe

A big latke in a pan with smoked salmon and sour cream that has been dill. A tasty recipe for a starter, brunch, lunch, or light dinner.

– 1.5 lb russet potatoes, peeled – 1 medium yellow onion, peeled – 2 large eggs – 2 Tbsp matzo meal or panko bread crumb – 2 tsp kosher salt – 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper or more to taste TOPPINGS – 1/2 cup sour cream – 2-3 Tbsp fresh dill, minced – 2-4 ounces smoked salmon – thinly sliced red onion – capers, optional



Preheat oven to 350F. Use your food processor's shredding blade to chop and grate potatoes and onions. If you don't have a food processor, use a box grater.

Step 1

Step 2

Wrap shredded vegetables in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze off excess moisture. If you eliminate more liquid, your latke will be crispier. 

Step 3

Mix shredded veggies in a basin. Stir in eggs, crumbs, salt, and pepper. A big 12" nonstick skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil should be shimmering but not smoking. 

Step 4

Touching some latke mixture to the oil should make it sizzle quickly. Put latke mixture in pan and spread it evenly. 

Step 5

Cook 5 minutes on medium. Keep the heat low to avoid burning, but hot enough to crisp. Put the pan in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Lift the latke from the pan and place it on a big dish. Top the pan with the plate and flip. Put the latke back in the pan with 2 tablespoons of oil to crisp the other side. 

Step 7

Return to oven for 10 minutes. Slide latkes from pan to cutting board and slice into wedges. Choose to top first and slice second, or vice versa.

Step 8

Cover the latke with sour cream and fresh dill. Add capers, red onions, and smoked salmon. Finish with fresh cracked black pepper and extra dill.

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