Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Smoked Salmon Caviar Recipe

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Smoked Salmon Caviar Recipe

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Smoked Salmon Caviar

This appetizer mixes extravagance with guilty pleasure: a total indulgence. It can also be prepared as a celebratory side dish to your favorite seafood or meat. Finished with the smoky, salty flavor of Wild Sockeye Salmon Caviar.

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 65 min | Total time: 80 min | Yield: 4-6 portions


1 jar Wild Sockeye Salmon Caviar

12 baby yukon gold potatoes or comparable variety

8 oz plain goat cheese, softened

3 tbsp whole milk

2 tbsp sour cream

2 tbsp shallot, minced

1 tbsp fresh herbs (dill or chives), chopped

½ grapefruit or lemon

Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste

½ lb. slab bacon, large diced (or thick cut bacon)

Oil for frying

1 avocado, sliced

1 scallion (green onion), chopped

Fresh herbs, dill or cilantro

Extra virgin olive oil 



For the whipped goat cheese: Soften 8 oz of plain goat cheese and place in a mixer with a paddle attachment. Whip until light and fluffy, then add milk, sour cream and shallots and continue to mix.  Add chopped herbs, a good squeeze of grapefruit or lemon for acidity and season to taste with salt and cracked black pepper. Set aside at room temperature.



Cooking the bacon:  Place diced bacon in a cold skillet with a tbsp of oil and begin to cook over medium heat until bacon is frying in its own fat- approximately 10 min.  Remove bacon from the pan and allow it to rest on a paper towel in a warm place. 



Cooking the potatoes: Place potatoes in a large enough pot to fully cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Add 1 tbsp of salt. Cook potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until a knife can pierce through them easily. 

Preheat oven to 400F.

Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow them to let off steam for 5 min.  Spread potatoes on a parchment lined sheet pan and use the bottom of a mason jar or masher to smash the potatoes -approx ½ inch thick.  The thinner you go, the crispier you’ll get!  After squashing your spuds, rest again for an additional 5 minutes.  Drizzle with oil (and bacon grease if desired) and generously season with salt and pepper.  Bake until golden brown (40-50 min) or until desired crispiness is reached. The more, the better!



Garnish potatoes with avocado, whipped goat cheese, scallions, fresh herbs and a healthy spoonful of Salmon Sisters Smoked Salmon Caviar and drizzle with your best olive oil.


Photos courtesy of Brian Grobleski. Shop our Smoked Sockeye Salmon Caviar and try this easy recipe at home. Sign up for our newsletter for more delicious recipes in your inbox.


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