Lovely breakfast recipe for potato pancakes with sour cream and smoked trout

250g Floury Potatoes, cubed or 200g leftover Potato Mash
25g Butter, softened
30ml Oil
2 Egg yolks
3 Egg whites, whisked until stiff peak form
4 tbsp. Self-Raising Flour
6 tbsp. Milk
2tbsp. Chives, chopped
4 tbsp. Sour Cream
200g Cold Smoked Trout slices, to serve

How to
Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender (25 mins), drain and then steam for 5 minutes.

Mash the cooked potatoes until smooth.

Beat in the butter, chives and egg yolks, and then fold in the flour until well combined.

Gradually add enough cream to loosen the mashed potato mixture to a smooth batter.

Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Carefully fold the whisked egg whites into the potato pancake batter until well combined.

Heat a knob of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.

When the butter is foaming, add 6 spoons of the potato pancake batter mixture to the pan, making sure to leave space between each spoonful.

Fry the potato pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until risen and golden brown on both sides.

Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Repeat the process with the remaining batter mixture.

To serve, place three potato pancakes into the centre of each of four serving plates.

Arrange the smoked trout slices on top, then drizzle with sour cream.

Sprinkle with chives


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