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)
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
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.
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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!
Yummolicious! Looks amazing. I’ll have to try this.
Please do Julia! It felt like fireworks in my mouth 🙂
Love it Stephane!! Great post as always!
This is beautifully done! May I share?
Thanks! Of course you can
Thank you kindly
Lovely. Food and plate.
beautiful as always…..
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
Yes, please! Beautiful presentation! “Is smoked salmon like pot?” That cracks me up 😀
😉 Thanks Debbie!
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.
Oh try it dear Linda! I know that you love salmon at least as much as I do 😉
Oh my, now I’m craving both Peking Duck and smoked salmon with crispy potatoes! 🙄 🙂
So sorry 😉 Have both! On me! 😉
That looks delicious.
Thanks Sandra. It really was 😉
Beautifully shown and shot. Drooling now all over the keyboard. 🙂
Thanks! Glad you liked it. Try it and let me know how it goes 😉
I am yet to have breakfast, it’s a close call between smoked salmon and Peking duck. I wish!! Looks divine Stephane
Thanks Sandra! I’m answering this a little late. Just hope your breakfast was fabulous too 😉
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.
Thanks! The roe really is a must 🙂
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.
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 🙂
Wow! This looks divine.
Thanks Emma! True food porn if I may say so myself. Salmon works every time 😉
TOTAL food porn, Stephane. You had me at the first layer of delectability. Bravo!
Thanks dear Luffy.
Elegant maybe; I swallowed the whole thing like a pig though 😉
An elegant pig, no doubt!
I’m afraid not 😉
Sounds delicious Stéphane – I might try it – even I can make potato fritters – could be interesting! 🙂
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 😉
It is so delicious! The textures are to die for… Not very light though. You only live twice after all 😉
Delicious. Smoked salmon is possibly my favorite food in the world, with capers and dill. Swoon. Lovely photos.
Looks so good! I’d not have thought of that combo and now I have to try it.
Please do! You will absolutely love it 😉
I don’t think salmon kills brain cells, but it might make you crave even more addictive foods…. Beautiful!
Thanks my dear Mimi. We’ll make it again when you come back to visit 😉
So much delicious in one picture :O
Fantastic porn -potato club- sandwich! 🙂
What a good idea, Stéphane.
Thanks Rosa! Porn indeed with a food orgasm to boot 😀
Can I come to lunch 🙂 This looks wonderful. And I so agree that the best people and the best food have many – good – layers.
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! 🙂
Oh, my word, Stephane! That is making me so hungry!