Smoked Salmon Hash

Hash brown potatoes, with smoked salmon, onions, a little sour cream, horseradish, mustard, chives and parsley.

Smoked Salmon Hash
Elise Bauer

Try this one for breakfast!

A reader from Alaska mentioned to me that instead of fried with corned beef or ham, the way he likes his potatoes in the morning is as smoked salmon hash, potatoes cubed and fried with onions and mixed in with flakes of hot smoked salmon.

Great idea, yes, please! I love them with a runny egg and extra sour cream.

Smoked Salmon Hash
Elise Bauer

Smoked Salmon Hash

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

Dice the potatoes small, about 1/4 inch, otherwise they will not cook through before the outsides burn. Hot smoked salmon works best for this recipe. It's usually a thicker cut, and darker and firmer than cold-smoked.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces hot-smoked salmon, broken into flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onion greens
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges and extra sour cream for serving

Method

  1. Cook the potatoes:

    Heat the oil in a large cast iron frying pan on medium heat. Add the potatoes and onions, stirring to coat with the oil. Spread the potatoes and onions out in an even layer in the pan. Sprinkle the potatoes with a little salt.

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    Cook, using a metal spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan and turn the potatoes over every 2-3 minutes, until the potatoes are mostly browned and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

  2. Mix salmon, sour cream, horseradish, mustard, chives, parsley:

    While the potatoes are cooking, gently mix the salmon, sour cream, horseradish, mustard, chives and parsley into a bowl.

  3. Fold salmon mixture into cooked potatoes, rest 5 minutes:

    When the potatoes are done, turn off the heat and fold in the salmon mixture until it is well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let this sit in the pan for 5 minutes before serving; the carryover heat in the pan will heat everything through.

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    Sprinkle with a little lemon juice if you want, and serve with a little extra sour cream on the side. Serve with runny eggs.

Smoked Salmon Hash
Elise Bauer