Potato Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Smoked Trout by Chef Nina Timm

“Potato Pancakes are very close to a potato rosti, in fact the taste is so similar that for the non-foodie, it will be exactly the same.

Potato Pancakes are perfect for a quick supper or a scrumptious breakfast and can literally be served with everything, from smoked ham, a soft poached egg and hollandaise, fish or as in my house…….. cream cheese and maple syrup.”

– Chef Nina Timm



makes 12-14


  • 350 g grated raw potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 15 ml flour
  • 10 ml garlic salt
  • 80 ml milk
  • 125 ml chopped spinach
  • black pepper to taste
  • oil for frying



Fill a your basin or plastic bowl with cold water  and grate the potatoes into the water.

Rinse the grated potatoes to remove all starch.

You now have two options;

Either put the potatoes in your salad spinner and spin dry or dry the potatoes in a clean dry dish cloth.

Place the potatoes in a bowl and add the egg, garlic, flour, milk and spinach. Mix thoroughly.

Heat some oil in a pan, shape the potato with your hands and fry the potato pancakes until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with a dollop of cream cheese, smoked trout and some greens.