Served with smoked salmon and mustard dressing, also good for breakfast.
4 large (±1kg) potatoes
1/4 cup chives, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
Black pepper
Oil for frying    To serve
80g smoked salmon, cut into thin strips
Mustard dressing (below)
Chopped chives for garnish

  1. Grate the potatoes and place in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse, drain and squeeze out any excess liquid tightly with your hands.
  3. Put the potatoes in a bowl and mix with the chives, egg, flour, and a little salt and pepper.
  4. Heat some oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat.
  5. Spoon ±1T of mixture into the pan, flatten slightly, and fry until golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels and continue until all the potato cakes are made.

To serve

Arrange the potato cakes on a large platter, top with the salmon and drizzle with mustard dressing. Garnish with chopped chives.

Mustard dressing

1T Dijon or whole grain mustard
1T sugar
1T mascarpone cream
1t salt
2T white wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1.    Whisk the mustard, sugar, mascarpone,  salt and vinegar together in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the oil in a thin stream, whisking vigorously to incorporate to a thick sauce.

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