Sunday, September 5, 2010

Perfect Petite Potato Pancakes

I have made quite a few appetizers in my day, but this one is definitely on my list of all-time favorites. The flavors are so amazing, they make a beautiful presentation and they are a cinch to throw together. I first made these for a special Mother's Day dinner while living in my Mother-In-Law's home and then again later in the summer for another family dinner. They always satisfy the crowd and I really enjoy making them. Just blogging them has me craving another petite potato pancake!

Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream on Potato Pancakes
Adapted from Cooking Light November 2005

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 2 pounds of shredded frozen hashbrowns, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, broken into 48 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 400°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a large bowl,

stirring until blended.

Divide mixture into 48 level tablespoon-sized pancakes, squeezing each to remove excess moisture.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 16 pancakes; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Add 1 teaspoon of oil at a time as needed. Arrange on two baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Repeat procedure twice with remaining oil and pancakes. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Combine mayonnaise, apple, yogurt, and horseradish in a small bowl; place 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on each pancake. Top each with a salmon piece; sprinkle with chives.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


Krista said...

Have mercy! These are amazing! What a wonderful recipe. Bookmarking this one for sure.

I remember craving sushi and food like this through the whole of my last pregnancy.

Hope that you are well!

Sush said... you have a suggestion for something other than salmon for those of us who are not salmon aficionados? How goes the house and all happy doings in your life?

Elizabeth said...


The salmon substitutions possibilities are endless. You could try apple slices, pieces of smoked trout (like called for in the original recipe) or even roastbeef slivers would work wonderfully with the potato and horseradish flavor.

Everything else in my life is great! Updates to our progress across the board will be posted soon to the blog.

Rebecca said...

Wow, this looks great! I just bookmarked it and will hopefully make it at my next gathering! Love your blog!

-Your newest follower!

Val said...

These look beyond amazing. YUM