Adventures in the kitchen: Potato cakes with salmon and eggs

When your attempts to recreate that wonderful, simple, smoked salmon pasta you enjoyed in Italy fall flat, the next step – naturally – is to panic and wonder what you’re going to do with the other half packet of salmon sitting in your fridge. That shit is EXPENSIVE.

The answer, as always, comes from Jamie Oliver. Click here for his recipe, or wing it with my loose guidelines below:

  • Cut potatoes into halves and boil. Let them cool (I chucked mine in the fridge for a bit to speed up things) and then grate into a bowl.
  • Add some cut up spring onions, a little bit of flour, a dash of butter or margarine, and mix in. You want the mixture to have some body – enough to come together to make patties. If you have time, put this back in the fridge to cool (Jamie suggests overnight, but my mixture was already somewhat cool and I was starving).
  • Form patties, then fry until golden brown on each side. Remove to a plate and top with smoked salmon slices.
  • Soft boil two eggs, which then go over the whole shebang. Season and devour.

NZMUSE potato cakes salmon eggs

Yours, of course, will look far superior to mine, because you no doubt know to soft boil an egg.

Frugal factor: High. The salmon is a bit of a splurge ingredient, but you don’t have to use a ton of it, and you can always wait for a sale. Or maybe you’re lucky to live somewhere where smoked salmon is cheap…

5 thoughts on “Adventures in the kitchen: Potato cakes with salmon and eggs

  • Reply No Nonsense Landlord March 17, 2014 at 16:08

    Looks great! I don’t cook much, but I have had renters in the past invite me in for some great meals! And when I was going to college, and older retired woman would invite me over to help eat the large meals she would cook. Complete with desert!

  • Reply Jef March 18, 2014 at 01:01

    This looks amazing, does it take very long to prepare?
    Loving the variety of posts on the page..

    Keep them coming

  • Reply Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life March 18, 2014 at 06:19

    The potato cakes look delicious. I don’t do Salmon or eggs though :/

  • Reply Agness March 18, 2014 at 14:40

    Thanks for sharing recipe here. I’m the biggest fan of salmon and I am bored with having it grilled all the time. I will definitely cook it your way and share my experience with you!

  • Reply Bubbly at home, or water with service? | A Gai Shan Life March 24, 2014 at 07:29

    […] Other breakfast ideas: I may relieve my friends of their smoked salmon (which they’ve been trying to get rid of) to try making eemusing’s potato cakes with salmon and eggs. […]

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