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by michelle

smoked salmon and eggs

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This is a great combination at any time of day. Try scrambled eggs with smoked salmon for breakfast,

or an omelette filled with smoked salmon and Camembert for lunch.

A frittata of smoked salmon, potato and fennel is a simple and delicious meal. Boil or steam potatoes, then peel and slice them and set aside in a bowl. In a fry pan heat some oil and butter and saute onion and fennel slices until wilted. Add these to the potatoes and season with freshly ground black pepper. Lightly beat 4-6 eggs with ½ a cup of milk and 1-2 tablespoons of sour cream. Pour this into the potato mixture along with pieces of smoked salmon and stir to combine, taking care not to break the potatoes. Pour into a greased oven dish and bake in a moderate oven until the eggs are set. Serve with a fresh green salad.

Here’s yet another delicious idea for smoked salmon. To make these Ukrainian-style potato pancakes, peel and grate 6 potatoes, rinse them in cold water and then squeeze them in a clean tea-towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Allow the potatoes to dry out in a colander while preparing the rest of the ingredients. Finely dice 1 onion and place in a bowl with 2 eggs, ½ a cup of flour, ¼ of a cup of milk, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Now add the potatoes and mix thoroughly. In a heavy fry-pan heat  a generous amount of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Drop the mixture into the hot oil by the tablespoonful, flattening each one with a spatula. Fry until golden brown then drain on paper towels. You can keep them hot in a 100C (200F) oven until ready to serve with smoked salmon and sour cream, either plain or with diced capers and gherkins added.


Written by michelle picker

March 20, 2011 at 11:13 am

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  1. My mouth is watering. Every one of these ideas is fantastic.

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