Potato Pancakes With Salmon

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You can find my potato pancakes with salmon recipe in this post.

For me, this fish dish is an evergreen 🙂

Preparation takes less than 30 minutes.

This is quick cooking for your lunch or dinner.

It gets even better: smoked salmon with fritters is a nice appetizer when guests come.

By the way, we make a fine mustard-honey-dill sauce ourselves.

Discover a lot of information, cooking tips and tricks that make your kitchen life easier.

Have fun reading and tasting, plus success in the kitchen!

1. Recipe Potato Pancakes With Salmon

Below are the step-by-step instructions and the video.

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Potato pancakes with salmon

Prepared, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1053
Total Time 30 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing smoked salmon with pancakes and honey mustard sauce.

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Potato pancakes with salmon
Potato Pancakes with Salmon Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


honey mustard sauce

2 TBSP. Dijon mustard (or medium hot mustard)
1 TBSP. honey
1 TBSP. dill
1/2 Pinches Lemon
1 TSP. primal salt
6 Pinches black ground pepper

potato pancakes

5 Piece potato (I mainly used waxy ones)
5 Pinches nutmeg
4 TBSP. flour (I used gluten free flour)
80 ml rapseed oil


300 g smoked salmon


2 Stem Parsley (I like to use lovage or dill)
6 Piece red peppercorns
1 Piece red onion


Potato pancakes with salmon ingredients
Potato pancakes with salmon ingredients

Prepare Ingredients

Prepare the ingredients in the kitchen.

Wash and dry potatoes.

Honey mustard sauce ingredients
Honey mustard sauce ingredients

Prepare Sauce

Prepare the ingredients for the honey mustard sauce.

Mustard in a larger bowl, salt, pepper, honey, dill and half a lemon.

Add honey to the mustard
Add honey to the mustard

Stir Honey

First add the honey to the mustard and mix with a spoon.

Add dill to honey and mustard
Add dill to honey and mustard

Season Sauce

Season the honey mustard with salt, pepper and dill.

Add lemon juice to honey mustard sauce
Add lemon juice to honey mustard sauce

Add Lemonjuice

Add the pitted lemon juice to the mustard honey.

You can squeeze the lemon over a sieve or use the juicer.

Taste and finish the sauce.

Ready-made honey mustard sauce
Ready-made honey mustard sauce

Sauce Ready

Decorate the finished honey mustard sauce with dill and prepare to serve.

Salmon served on a platter
Salmon arranged on the platter

Temper Salmon

Take the salmon out of the fridge to temper and place on a platter.

Peel potatoes for potato pancakes
Peel potatoes for potato pancakes

Peel Potatoes

Peel the potatoes quickly.

Grate potatoes for potato pancakes
Grate potatoes for potato pancakes

Grate Potatoes

Coarsely grate the potatoes.

Season grated potatoes for potato pancakes
Season grated potatoes for potato pancakes

Season Potatoes

Season the grated potatoes with salt, pepper and nutmeg and add flour.

Portion potato pancakes
Portion potato pancakes

Portion Pancakes

Portion the buffer mass.

Use an ice cream scoop or small ladle for this.

This way your potato pancakes will be the same size.

Shaped potato pancakes
Shaped potato pancakes

Shape Pancakes

Shape the portioned buffer mass with your hands.

This way you can easily pick up the pancakes with a spatula and put them straight into the pan.

Preheat the pan, I used my large copper pan .

Fry potato pancakes
Fry potato pancakes

Fry Pancakes

Pour the rapeseed oil into the hot pan.

Insert the formed buffers and fry.

Reduce the heat.

Turn potato pancakes
Turn potato pancakes

Turn Pancakes

Turn the potato pancakes after 3 minutes and fry until done on all sides.

Potato pancakes on a plate
Potato pancakes on a plate

Warm Pancakes

Remove the pancakes from the pan and try a pancake.

You can optionally season the buffers again with salt after removing them from the pan.

You can serve right away or keep the pancakes warm in the oven at 150°C.

Potato pancakes with salmon
Potato pancakes with salmon and mustard honey sauce


Arrange the salmon slices on plates.

Add dill, parsley or lovage.

Add thinly sliced or grated onion rings.

Scoop the sauce onto the plate.

Decorate the honey mustard sauce with red berries.

Halve the fritters and place on the plate.

Serve quickly.

Bon appetit!


2. Calories And Nutritional Values

You can find the nutritional values and calories in the table below.

3. Potato Variety For Potato Pancakes With Salmon

This is a common question:

What kind of potatoes should I use for the homemade fritters?

The first secret:

To be honest, the K-buffer works well with any type of potato.

The second secret of good cooking 🙂

The best potato variety for potato pancakes is the “predominantly waxy” variety, color coded red.

Here some pictures.

Mostly waxy potatoes
Red: Mainly waxy potatoes
Waxy potatoes
Waxy potatoes green
Floury potatoes
Blue: floury potatoes

4. Variants For Potato Pancakes With Salmon

Instead of the simple honey-mustard sauce, you can prepare other variants:

Potato pancakes with salmon and sour cream

–> Season the sour cream with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Potato pancakes with salmon and horseradish

–> Serve with freshly torn horseradish or horseradish from a jar.

Potato pancakes with salmon and cream cheese

–> Season the cream cheese with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Optionally add finely chopped herbs!

Potato pancakes with salmon and crème fraîche

–> Season the crème fraîche with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Potato pancakes with salmon and sour cream

–> Taste pure or season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

The puffer is simply a wonderful side dish and goes well with all of the dairy products mentioned.

The spicy and homemade remoulade sauce or the Frankfurt green sauce and chives sauce are additional options.

Horseradish and creamed horseradish close-up
Horseradish and creamed horseradish close-up

5. Prepare Potato Pancakes With Salmon

Something happened to us recently:

We had invited friends and slept through the appointment.

Thank God we were home.

Mrs. Sixt had just worked up a sweat in the over-cultivated garden and cared for the roses.

I was looking at photos in front of my screen.

Suddenly Ella and Bernd were standing in front of the door with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of champagne.

Since nothing was really prepared, I conjured up a three-course menu on the side.

I still had the Rollo Rosso salad in the fridge, as well as sliced smoked salmon and raw potatoes.

I had the appetizer on the table in 20 minutes. That was really easy.

We had a lot of fun and Ella stopped by to prepare the fritters.

As a main course, I quickly conjured up spaghetti with shrimp.

We always have shrimp in the freezer and spaghetti and garlic are stock ingredients in my kitchen cupboard.

I made pancakes for dessert.

I’ll tell you what, you do with apricot jam…

All happy 🙂

There is a simple trick for the buffers.

You can easily prepare the buffers with a thickness of 0.8 mm 20 minutes before your guests arrive.

Remove the crispy pancakes from the pan onto an ovenproof plate.

A baking sheet lined with parchment paper also works.

When the guests are there, simply put them in the oven at 150°C for 10 minutes.

That’s what I call cooking without stress, then the champagne tastes better with the guests!

Also check out the gravlax recipe , where I made thin rösti.

Turn potato pancakes
Turn potato pancakes
Potato pancakes on a plate
Potato pancakes on a plate

6. Classic Potato Pancakes With Salmon

The simple fish dish was one of the first dishes that I learned to prepare independently in my apprenticeship.

In the first year of the apprenticeship, you usually spend a long time at the Gardemanger post.

In a large kitchen brigade, the garmananger is the chef of the cold kitchen.

In addition to star kitchen starters, we also prepared snacks and salads for our guests there.

First thing in the morning I had lettuce leaves cleaned, washed and spun on the screen.

This was followed by the preparation of the tavern saladette.

Cut tomatoes, prepare house dressing for sausage salad and Bavarian sausage salad .

Cut cucumbers and prepare everything for the service.

Most of the time there was still time to cook quail eggs and arrange the diced tomatoes .

A popular dish was home-cured salmon with hash browns and chive sauce .

The fritters were frozen and when such a dish was ordered, I would dash to the fryer to send the fritters to bathe.

Depending on the stress level in the kitchen, this was an obstacle course and you had to get on well with the vegetable chef on the other side of the kitchen.

Crispy deep fried and halved, the fritter was then served with the marinated salmon.

We always put the slices on large plates, added a nice bouquet of salad and washed down with the chive sauce.

On a good day, this dish would be ordered 15 times and if the prep work was done well, it wasn’t stressful.

You can now derive some things for me from the story.

Tomato concassée and leafy salads are a nice addition to this dish.

Boiled quail eggs are a great option for making an impression.

It’s fantastic, a while ago eggs were reserved for delicatessen shops, but today they are available in almost every supermarket.

Perhaps your schedule allows you to try some of these things. It’s sure to be a party!

Fresh quail egg in shell on wooden cutting board. Food picture (c) Thomas Sixt
Quail eggs cooking time 3-6 minutes.

7. FAQ Potato Pancakes With Salmon

I have summarized the most frequently asked questions about potato pancakes with salmon below.

Here’s your reminder: You can send me your cooking question at the bottom of this page using the comment function.

What salmon can you recommend for this dish?

You can buy smoked salmon or graved salmon in stores. A special salmon delicacy, only available online, is the Pur Arctic Graved Salmon.

What kind of potato should I use for potato pancakes?

You can use any variety, optimal is the variety with the color code red – mainly firm cooking.

How much fat should I use for frying buffers.

The potato pancakes may just float in the fat.

What fat do I use to fry potato pancakes?

I recommend refined commercial canola oil.

How long can I keep potato pancakes warm?

You can keep the crispy fried pancakes warm in the oven for up to 15 minutes at 150°C level hot air.

8. More Fish Recipes

Here in the food blog you will find more fish recipes for your delicious meal 🙂

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