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Potato Pancakes with Salmon


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  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (about 15 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil, divided
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced smoked salmon, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


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Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 200°. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet.

2. Combine sour cream, lemon rind, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill.

3. Combine potatoes, flour, baking powder, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, salt, egg, egg white, and onion in a medium bowl. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons potato batter per pancake onto hot pan, for a total of 8 pancakes; flatten each slightly. Cook pancakes 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place pancakes on rack on baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat procedure in 3 more batches with remaining oil and remaining potato batter. Top pancakes with sour cream mixture, salmon, and chives.

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