What you need
1lb (450g) potatoes, peeled and freshly boiled
2oz (50g) butter
2oz (50g) flour
salt and freshly ground pepper
12oz (325g) smoked salmon, trimmed and thinly sliced
A little sour cream
Fresh chives, finely chopped
1Thoroughly drain the potatoes, then mash with the butter until very smooth. Add the flour, salt and pepper and mix together.
2 Knead lightly and roll out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch / 1.2 cm. Cut into large circles 3-4 inches / 7.5-10 cm in diameter.
3 Cook on a heavy pan for two to three minutes on each side until golden brown. Place a potato cake on each of four warm plates and arrange the smoked salmon on top.
4 Place the plates under a hot grill until the smoked salmon is just warm.
5 Mix the finely chopped chives with the sour cream and then put a spoonful on top of the warm salmon. Serve immediately.