Feb 24, 2010
Baked Potato Crêpe With Crème Fraîche and Cold Smoked Salmon
Ingredients (Serves 6)
50 ml cream
50 ml milk
5 whole eggs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
7 egg whites
1 kg hot potatoes (boiled until tender in salted water and mashed)
40 g flour
25 ml olive oil
125g sliced smoked salmon
50g crème fraîche
chopped chives to garnish
lemon wedges to garnish
Preheat the oven to 220°C. In an electric mixer or blender combine cream, milk, whole eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Combine egg whites with the mashed potato then add the flour. Transfer to a blender or electric mixer and slowly add cream mixture. Take care not to overwork the batter – you are mixing fats with water so overworking will cause the pancakes to split rather than rise.
Preheat the pan/s in the oven for 4-6 minutes with a teaspoon of olive oil in each. Ladle the batter into the pan/s level with the top of the pan and bake for 12- 18 minutes or until risen, golden brown and firm to the touch.Turn out and serve with sliced smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Scatter with chopped chives, add a wedge of lemon and indulge.