Food & nutrition

Potato pancakes

Lovely with smoked salmon, grilled bacon, scrambled eggs, mushrooms or grilled tomatoes, these potato pancakes are a treat for breakfast.

7 SmartPoints® per serving
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 30 min
Serves: 6



300g potatoes, raw, peeled and cut into chunks   
110g plain white flour   
1/2 teaspoons salt   
1 medium egg, raw   
200ml skimmed milk, 
2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped   
1/8 teaspoons black pepper   
360g smoked salmon   
6 tablespoons fat free natural fromage frais   
1 medium spring onion, chopped



  1. Cook the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain well, then mash with a potato masher. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Make the batter by whisking together the flour, salt, egg and milk.
  3. When the potatoes have cooled, add them to the batter, whisking them in gradually. Add the parsley and season with black pepper.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan and spray with low fat cooking spray. Add 2-3 small ladlefuls of batter and cook for about 1 minute until set. Turn over to cook the other sides. Remove from the pan and keep in a warm place. Cook the remaining batter in the same way until it is all used up.
  5. Serve with a portion of the smoked salmon, 1 tbsp of low fat plain fromage frais and a sprinkling of chopped spring onions.