Michel Roux Jr.’s crispy potato pancakes with smoked salmon recipe

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serves: 4
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  • Michelin starred-chef Michel Roux Jr. has devised these delicious potato pancakes for you to make at home – a perfect dinner-party opener or a tasty light lunch


    • For the 
    • :
    • 6 washed Rooster potatoes
    • 1 peeled onion
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons of plain flour
    • ½ teaspoon of baking powder, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil
    • 8 slices of smoked salmon
    • 4 tablespoons of sour cream
    • 1 bunch of chopped chives


    • Coarsely grate the potatoes and leave for 30 mins. Then drain and rinse under cold water. Gently press between your hands to dry.

    • Add the finely sliced onion, eggs, flour and baking powder. Season well with salt and pepper. 

    • Pour a generous amount of oil in a frying pan and heat until smoking hot.

    • Spoon the potato batter to form little patties about 5cm wide. Then flip over to colour on each side. When brown and crisp, drain on paper towel.

    • Serve warm with the smoked salmon and sour cream mixed with the chopped chives.

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