Cooking Time1 hour (after salmon is prepared)
1 lb. fresh salmon
1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, shredded
1 large onion, shredded
2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup avocado oil
Sour cream, for garnish
Everything bagel seasoning, for garnish
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Perfect for Hanukkah and beyond, our recipe for Potato Latkes with Savory Smoked Salmon is a year-round favorite — especially if you're looking for a hearty brunch option or a flavorful appetizer treat.
Crispy and creamy, we love the balance of the fresh smoked salmon with the crunch of homemade potato pancakes. What's more, this recipe calls for a handful of pantry staples, making it one of our easiest to prepare at home. All you need are potatoes, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, your favorite sour cream, and fresh salmon.
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Potato Latkes with Savory Smoked Salmon
Pat dry the salmon and place on a cutting board. Begin slicing the salmon in thin, long pieces. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, pour equal parts salt and sugar. Incorporate other desired seasonings, too. Make sure you include enough to fully cover the salmon. Coat evenly on all sides, rubbing it all over the top, bottom, and sides of the fish.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place coated salmon on top and then cover with foil and transfer to the fridge to cure for 24 hours. Remove from the fridge and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Pat dry with kitchen paper. The salmon can be eaten as it is. Set aside back in fridge.
Once the salmon is ready, grate the potatoes and onion in a medium-sized bowl. Add in the egg, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well and set the batter aside.
Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Pour avocado oil in pan (approx. 1/4 cup or enough to fry the pancakes).
Scoop the mixture onto a flat spatula and flatten it to form a patty. Transfer 3-4 patties on the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining latkes.
Transfer the cooked latkes to a paper-towel-lined plate. Pat dry to remove excess oil.
To plate this recipe, take one freshly fried potato latke, scoop a heap of sour cream in the middle, and add the smoked salmon on top. Consider garnishing a handful of everything bagel seasoning, too. Enjoy!