Stéphane’s salmon and hash brown club

Salmon and hash brown sandwich

I’ve always enjoyed people with multiple layers. Multiple layers of goodness that is. I feel the same about food. Taste constitutes the character of a dish, its DNA. But I feel that color and texture make up its personality; the reason why it may stand out.

One of my top five favorite dishes of all times is Peking Duck. The way the crunchy savory duck skin contrasts with the softness of the pancake and the sweetness of the hoisin sauce… I mean come on. If that’s not food porn at its best…

I wanted to find a way to achieve the same complexity in taste and texture last week for my Sunday lunch (or maybe it was the week before. Is salmon like pot? Does it kill your brain cells? I’m getting worried). So, yes, smoked salmon was the main ingredient. I went for a salmon and potato club sandwich and it was every bit as delicious (in it’s own way of course) as any great Peking Duck I had ever had on Stockton Street or in Soho (London) :0)

Salmon and hash brown sandwich

1. Peel, wash and grate raw potatoes. Do not wash them once grated.
2. Form a ball in your hands the size of a golf ball and flatten it. You need to end up with 1/3 of an inch patties
3. Sauté the potato patties i a little bit of oil over medium heat until they are golden brown on both sides
4. Wait for these hash browns type pancakes to cool down (on a grid so they don’t become soft) and build your sandwiches with one layer of hash browns, one layer of red onions, one layer of smoked salmon and so on. You can also add lettuce for color if you want. Avocado would hurt either.
5. Top the sandwich with heavy cream and salmon or trout eggs and maybe some fresh dill

Salmon and hash brown sandwich

It is really easy, not that expensive and looks very fancy… ENJOY!

Note: you may add black pepper for seasoning, but avoid adding salt as the salmon and trout eggs are already quite salty.

 

54 Comments Add yours

  1. I agree, Beijing Duck is one of my favourite dishes, along with the Vietnamese raw beef noodle soup called Pho Tai. I have to say, the French really taught the Vietnamese to bake baguettes as well 🙂 Your salmon and has brown recipe looks amazing – might have to try it tonight!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Janet!

  2. juliabarrett says:

    Yummolicious! Looks amazing. I’ll have to try this.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Please do Julia! It felt like fireworks in my mouth 🙂

  3. gypsygurl64 says:

    Love it Stephane!! Great post as always!

  4. This is beautifully done! May I share?

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! Of course you can

  5. Lovely. Food and plate.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  6. Yes, please! Beautiful presentation! “Is smoked salmon like pot?” That cracks me up 😀

    1. My French Heaven says:

      😉 Thanks Debbie!

  7. Linda Duffin says:

    Drat! I’ve just used up the same of my smoked salmon from Ireland and now I want to make this. Looks delicious, as ever.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh try it dear Linda! I know that you love salmon at least as much as I do 😉

  8. Oh my, now I’m craving both Peking Duck and smoked salmon with crispy potatoes! 🙄 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      So sorry 😉 Have both! On me! 😉

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Connie!!!

  9. Sandra says:

    That looks delicious.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Sandra. It really was 😉

  10. Beautifully shown and shot. Drooling now all over the keyboard. 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! Glad you liked it. Try it and let me know how it goes 😉

  11. ladyredspecs says:

    I am yet to have breakfast, it’s a close call between smoked salmon and Peking duck. I wish!! Looks divine Stephane

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Sandra! I’m answering this a little late. Just hope your breakfast was fabulous too 😉

  12. I love smoked salmon as much as I love Peking duck. I’ve eaten both this week! This plate of food looks gorgeous. Love the jewel-like roe. So pretty.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! The roe really is a must 🙂

  13. Francesca says:

    A lovely dish. Dill is essential. You have reminded me how well roesti and salmon go togther and also of the need to plant dill seed.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Dill is essential indeed dear F. I used to hate it as a child. Now I include it in almost every fish sauce I make 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Emma! True food porn if I may say so myself. Salmon works every time 😉

  14. Luffy Moogan says:

    TOTAL food porn, Stephane. You had me at the first layer of delectability. Bravo!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks dear Luffy.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Elegant maybe; I swallowed the whole thing like a pig though 😉

      1. Conor Bofin says:

        An elegant pig, no doubt!

        1. My French Heaven says:

          I’m afraid not 😉

  15. Sounds delicious Stéphane – I might try it – even I can make potato fritters – could be interesting! 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I made a vinaigrette for my salt crusted sea bass the other day with capers and dill. You would have loved it. I love capers on ray fish too 😉

    2. My French Heaven says:

      It is so delicious! The textures are to die for… Not very light though. You only live twice after all 😉

  16. Amanda says:

    Delicious. Smoked salmon is possibly my favorite food in the world, with capers and dill. Swoon. Lovely photos.

  17. yogaleigh says:

    Looks so good! I’d not have thought of that combo and now I have to try it.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Please do! You will absolutely love it 😉

  18. chef mimi says:

    I don’t think salmon kills brain cells, but it might make you crave even more addictive foods…. Beautiful!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks my dear Mimi. We’ll make it again when you come back to visit 😉

  19. lifeofnick69 says:

    So much delicious in one picture :O

    1. My French Heaven says:

      😉

  20. Fantastic porn -potato club- sandwich! 🙂
    What a good idea, Stéphane.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Rosa! Porn indeed with a food orgasm to boot 😀

  21. Can I come to lunch 🙂 This looks wonderful. And I so agree that the best people and the best food have many – good – layers.

  22. I have just printed this out and will give it a try! But I’m afraid that tonight, we are going to make do with beans and egg on toast! 🙂

  23. Oh, my word, Stephane! That is making me so hungry!

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