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Latkes with smoked salmon

Megan Widdows
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Megan Widdows

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

1 min read
Last updated July 2024

A healthier take on the canape classic – smoked salmon blini! Perfect for festive parties or a starter for your Christmas dinner.

Recipe: Latkes with smoked salmon

Prep and cooking time: 20-30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 250g potatoes, grated
  • 1 large courgette, grated
  • 1/2 small brown onion, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g sour cream or cream cheese
  • 60g smoked salmon
  • 1 handful fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, quartered


    1. Grate the courgette, potato, and onion, and squeeze out the moisture by placing in cheesecloth, a clean pair of tights, or a tea towel. Drain extremely thoroughly.
    2. Combine the courgette, potato, onion, and egg into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. With your hands, mold the mixture into 10-12 small fritter-size patties
    4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and allow it to heat up. Once the oil is hot, place your latkes into the pan for 3-4 minutes on each side, until crispy
    5. Once the latkes are done, top with cream cheese or sour cream, smoked salmon, and fresh dill. Serve with lemon wedges.
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