potato cakes with salmon pate and red sea caviar

These potato cakes topped with the ready made Salmon Pate from Mediterranean Delicacies make a fabulous canape. The Red Seaweed Caviar, which is also from Mediterranean Delicacies is quite the most wonderful product.  Its difficult to describe the taste.  It has all the freshness of the sea without the intense fishiness of caviar, which I don’t really like.  The texture is of tiny little bubbles which burst in your mouth releasing an exquisite flavour.

Make as many as you will need and I used about 1 finely chopped spring onion per potato.

Peel your potatoes, place in a pot and cover with salty water.  Bring the pot to the boil and cook for 10 minutes until they are just starting to go soft on the outside but are not cooked through.  Drain the water and allow to cool briefly.  Grate the potatoes into a bowl, add the chopped spring onions or chives and season well with salt and pepper. I pretty much always use smoked salt. Dollop about a tablespoon of the potato mixture into a pan which you have heated with a bit of olive oil and press down on the mounds with a spatula.  Fry on both sides until golden brown and then drain on kitchen paper.

Spoon the Salmon pate on top of the cakes and drop a teaspoon tip of caviar balls as garnish.  You could also garnish with fresh chives or parsley.

crispy, creamy and salty

Mediterranean Delicacies can be found at select Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Spar, Fruit & Veg City and independent retailers nationwide.

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3 Comments

  1. Lovely work as always Sam. At least I am thinking in the same lines as you famous lady……made rosti today!

  2. Sam

    Thanks Nina, thought of you when I saw that and am looking forward to seeing your recipe. I know the purists (Swiss / Germans) use grated raw potato to make rosti, but as these are quite small and cook very quickly I thought it was best to par cook slightly.

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