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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Potato Cakes Topped with Smoked Salmon

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Potato Cakes Topped with Smoked Salmon
inspired by Nigella Lawson's Express

1. i saw this episode on the Cooking Channel once, liked it and then tried to make it but i didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, other than the smoked salmon. that happens a lot, where i have aspirations to make something i saw on tv and realize i just don't have all the stuff i need so i just use what i have on hand.

2. no exact measurements. sorry about that. it's based on how the ingredients feel in your hands and what your palate preference is. trust me, if i can pull this together on the fly & serve to friends, anybody can.

about 1/2 cup of Bisquick Complete Mix: Cheese-Garlic Biscuits, more or less
3 small potatoes, scrubbed & peeled, shredded & squeezed of excess liquid
a few chive blossoms, chopped
splash of water, as needed
oil for frying

in a bowl mix together the shredded potato, biscuit mix, and chives. add water as needed to be able to form little cakes or patties. fry on each side till golden brown. transfer onto baking sheet and keep warm in oven. (this step can be omitted)

to serve, top with either a dollop of yogurt seasoned with lemon juice or sour cream and slice of smoked salmon. can be eaten cold or warm.

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