Crispy Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and a Poached Egg

This potato pancake with smoked salmon and a poached egg is an easy high protein breakfast!

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Easy and delicious breakfast idea: crispy potato pancakes with avocado, a poached egg, smoked salmon and lots of everything but the bagel seasoning. This potato pancake is a great way to kickstart your weekend with a hearty and high protein breakfast. To whip up this delish dish, all you need are some basic ingredients: a russet potato, an egg, smoked salmon, grated Parmesan cheese, ripe avocado, a hint of lemon, everything but the bagel seasoning, and a touch of red pepper for an extra kick. And for an added burst of flavor, don’t forget to garnish with freshly chopped chives. Once you have potato base, you can really transform your breakfast into whatever you want, while the classic combination of smoked salmon and avocado is undeniably delicious, feel free to get creative and experiment with different ingredients to elevate your breakfast experience. Full recipe below and happy weekend! Looking for more inspiration? I’ve got you covered! Check out another recipe featuring these versatile potato pancakes. Whether you’re a breakfast aficionado or looking to impress your brunch guests, this recipe is sure to delight. Be sure to check out my other recipes here! Happy weekend!

Crispy Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and a Poached Egg

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Servings 1 pancake


  • 1 russet potato
  • 1 egg
  • Smoked salmon
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese + another few tbsp for the egg
  • 1 avocado
  • A few squeezes of lemon
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Chopped chives
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper


  • Peel your potato and grate. Add grated potato to the center of a clean tea towel and squeeze all the excess water from the potato.
  • Add few glugs of oil to the pan and then sprinkle grated potato all over, creating an even layer. Add parmesan and chives to help hold everything together. Using a spatula, push everything to it all stays together in the pan and becomes one large pancake.
  • Cook in medium to low heat for about 5 min or until the bottom of the pancake is browned and crispy. Flip and cook for another 3 min or so.
  • Remove pancake from skillet and set aside. Meanwhile bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Once boiling use a spoon to create a whirlpool. Carefully, crack egg and add to the water. I like to add my egg to a small bowl first and then slide it in for an easier drop. Let the pot come to a boil again, and cook for a few more min. Remove from water and set aside.
  • Add avocado to a bowl along with red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Mix until combined. Top pancake with avocado, egg and smoked salmon. Season with everything but the bagel seasoning. Enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.