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Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters

Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

These Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters make a beautiful, easy and delicious appetizer or meal when entertaining.

You’ll always catch these on my brunch menu after a holiday gathering or dinner party because they are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Top with sour cream and chives for a delicious savory bite!

Fried to golden perfection and topped with Heinen’s premium smoked salmon, sour cream and chives, each bite features a delicate combination of flavors and textures!

Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters

Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters


For the Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • ½ stick Heinen’s unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. salt

For the Potato Fritters

  • 1 cup Heinen’s olive oil
  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Heinen’s 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, plus more for serving
  • 1 package Heinen’s premium smoked salmon
  • Crème fraiche or sour cream, for serving


  1. Place 2 lbs. of  potatoes and 1 Tbsp. of salt in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Add the potatoes back to the pot. Gently mash. Add 1 cup of milk or cream, ½ stick of butter and the remaining Tbsp. of salt. Mix until combined and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a shallow skillet over medium heat.
  4. Combine the mashed potatoes, parmesan cheese, egg, flour, salt, black pepper and chopped chives in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into round patties.
  5. Fry the potato fritters in the oil, working in batches. Fry for 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  6. Once slightly cooled, top the potato fritters with Heinen’s premium smoked salmon, crème fraiche and chives. Serve.

Smoked Salmon and Mashed Potato Fritters

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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