Saturday, January 27, 2018

Smoked Salmon Potato Gratin

Gary said Smoked Salmon Potato Gratin is one Finnish dish he actually liked growing up. Most are very bland with no herbs or spices whatsoever. He did mention liking Cabbage Rolls. I'll have to try making those one day. I had smoked salmon and potatoes so I decided to try this recipe.

Rub an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with olive oil. Slice three medium potatoes very thin and place one layer in the bottom of the pan. Next add a layer of salmon and sprinkle with some capers which have been drained well. Add one more layer of the potatoes.

Meanwhile slice half a red onion very thin. Saute the onions in some butter then add two cups of half and half. Add some gluten free gravy thickener to the half and half mixture, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add four ounces of shredded gruyere cheese and four ounces of shredded goat cheese. (I only had four ounces of the gruyere cheese hence the goat cheese). My half and half mixture was very thick; I think I could have used two and half cups of half and half.

Pour half of the cheese mixture over the first potato smoked salmon layer and sprinkle with dried or fresh dill. I only had dry dill. Start again with another layer of potato, then smoked salmon, then capers, then potatoes, then the remaining cheese mixture and more dill.

For the topping sprinkle plain gluten free cracker crumbs over the top and dot with butter. I probably could have melted some butter separately and added in the crumbs and then sprinkled them on top. I noticed I had a couple of capers left so I put them on top but usually they'd be inside. Since my cheese mixture was so thick I poured a bit more half and half along the edges of the dish before baking.

Bake uncovered in a 350 F oven for 40 to 60 minutes till potatoes are very soft and top is golden brown. My serving didn't come out of the pan very well but it was so delicious. Of course this is a very rich dish and we won't have it often but for a treat it sure was tasty.

This past week I had a deep cut under my left thumb so I wasn't able to work with any clay. It's finally healed up enough so I'll get back to the clay. I don't even know how I got the cut. Hum. I painted a white rabbit yesterday but he's not finished. Back to him today. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. My salmon is blushing because it hasn't been treated so well. Gosh, that sounds delicious!

  2. Hi Barbara, thanks, the smoked salmon at the grocery I get is the end cuts which is much less expensive. It was delicious, kind of a lot of work, but worth it.

  3. This sounds like a very good recipe. I think I'll try it with chicken, potatoes, and cream of mushroom soup. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Hi Gigi, thanks, that would be a good recipe too; I try to stay away from the canned soups because of all the sodium in them.


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