Michel Roux Jr.'s crispy potato pancakes with smoked salmon

(17 ratings)
Michel Roux's potato pancakes
Michel Roux's potato pancakes
  • Serves: 4

  • Costs: Mid-price

Michelin starred-chef Michel Roux Jr. has devised these delicious potato pancakes for you to make at home - a perfect dinner-party opener or a tasty light lunch


For the pancakes:
  • 6 washed Rooster potatoes
  • 1 peeled onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil
  • 8 slices of smoked salmon
  • 4 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 bunch of chopped chives


  1. Coarsely grate the potatoes and leave for 30 mins. Then drain and rinse under cold water. Gently press between your hands to dry.
  2. Add the finely sliced onion, eggs, flour and baking powder. Season well with salt and pepper. 
  3. Pour a generous amount of oil in a frying pan and heat until smoking hot.
  4. Spoon the potato batter to form little patties about 5cm wide. Then flip over to colour on each side. When brown and crisp, drain on paper towel.
  5. Serve warm with the smoked salmon and sour cream mixed with the chopped chives.

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Chef Mike

Is that what you did?


Made these at home for a starter, they were lovely thanks Masterchef! x :)

Avril Firth

Your recipe for Michel Roux Jr's crispy potato pancakes with smoked salmon states that you should grate the potatoes and leave for 30 mins. Surely these should be kept in salted water to prevent the potatoes becoming black???

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