Serves: 4 to 6


Embark on a culinary journey that blends traditional comfort with a touch of gourmet delight. Our recipe, which features irresistibly Crispy Potato Latkes crowned with sumptuous Goldstein Smoked Salmon. This dish serves as a testament to the harmony of simple ingredients converging to create a symphony of flavours. Ideal for a sophisticated brunch or an elegant starter this recipe is bound to captivate palates and hearts alike.


For the Latkes:

  • 1kg potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold), peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil for frying (canola or vegetable)

For the Topping:

For the Homemade Dill and Chive Sauce:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make:

  1. Begin by preparing the latkes. Wrap the grated potatoes in a clean towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

  2. To the bowl, add the grated onion, beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

  3. Heat a skillet with a generous amount of oil over medium-high heat. Spoon the potato mixture into the hot oil, flattening with a spatula to form pancakes.

  4. Fry each latke until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  5. For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

  6. To assemble, place a warm latke on a plate, add a generous dollop of sour cream or dill and chive sauce, then gently lay a slice of smoked salmon on top. Sprinkle with fresh dill for garnish.

Your latkes are now ready to be savoured. Each bite offers a contrast of textures, from the crunch of the latke to the tender, rich salmon, all complemented by the creamy tang of the sauce. It's a dish that promises to linger in your memory, inviting you to revisit it for occasions to come.

Additional Pairings:

For a complete dining experience, consider pairing the latkes with a side of mixed greens tossed in a light vinaigrette to cut through the richness. A glass of chilled sparkling wine would also make an excellent companion, adding a celebratory note to the meal. For a non-alcoholic option, a freshly brewed mint tea can provide a refreshing contrast to the dish's hearty flavours. Enjoy your culinary creation in good company and let the feast begin!


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