These golden brown potato cakes topped with smoked salmon and horseradish cream make for wonderful dinner party canapés.


  • For the potato cakes

  • 3 Free Range Eggs

  • 125 ml whole Milk

  • 2 spring onions finely sliced

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 60 g instant mashed potato mix

  • 40 g Plain Flour

  • 0.5 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 0.5 teaspoon Lemon Juice

  • For the topping

  • 75ml sour cream

  • 1 tsp horseradish cream

  • 300 g Smoked Salmon

  • small bunch fresh Dill


  • For the potato cakes:

  • 1.

    In a jug, whisk the eggs, milk, finely sliced spring onions and olive oil together.

  • 2.

    Stir in the instant mashed potato mix, plain flour, baking powder and the lemon juice.

  • 3.

    Heat a flat griddle and drop tablespoon-sized dollops of the mixture onto the hot griddle.

  • 4.

    Cook for about 30 seconds a side, or until golden-brown and firm enough at the sides to flip.

  • For the topping:

  • 1.

    Once you have made the pancakes, mix the sour cream and horseradish cream together. Add a dollop of the horseradish cream on top of each pancake once they've cooled a little. Tear off strips of smoked salmon and arrange the small slices on each pancake.

  • 2.

    Decorate each salmon-topped pancake with a tiny feather of dill.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 229kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 591mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe taken from Nigella's book, "Nigella Express"
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Posted by Sue1619Report
can you freeze potato cakes
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Posted by Report
Need to know quantity . Thinking of using recipe for 1st art show opening in April 2013
Posted by Report
Can anyone see how many people this serves?
Posted by Janice253Report
Cant wait to try these, I am always loking for new recipes.
Posted by Carol103Report
Love Nigella's recipes they are easy and look fantastic and taste good too.
Posted by SyeReport
made them, easy and very popular with my kids, they love salmon, or smoke trout thats always in our freezer.