Salmon Rösti

Salmon Rösti

Convenient frozen hash browns and flaked salmon come together for a twist on this traditional Swiss favorite. We love the creamy dill sauce, but a dollop of ketchup is tasty too. Serve with: Steamed green beans tossed with sliced scallions, Dijon mustard and lemon juice.

From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Yield: 4 servings, 2 rösti (salmon cakes) each
Active Time: 30
Total Time: 30


  1. 2 6- to 7-ounce cans boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  3. 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  4. 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  5. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 3 teaspoons dried, divided
  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 4 cups frozen hash-brown shredded potatoes (about 12 ounces)
  9. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  10. 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  11. 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped
  12. 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Combine salmon, onion, eggs and egg white, mustard, 2 tablespoons fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried), pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add potatoes and stir to combine.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Fill a 1-cup measure two-thirds full with the salmon mixture and firmly pack it down. Unmold into the pan and pat to form a 3-inch cake. Repeat, making 3 more cakes. Cover and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Gently turn over and cook, covered, until crispy on the other side, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer the cakes to a baking dish; keep warm in the oven. Wipe out the skillet and cook 4 more cakes with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining salmon mixture.
  4. Combine sour cream, capers, lemon juice and the remaining dill in a small bowl. Serve the salmon cakes with the dill sauce.


Nutrition Per Serving: 317 calories; 18 g fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono); 143 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 2 g fiber; 559 mg sodium; 605 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (17% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv), source of omega-3s.

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat