Phil’s Salmon Potato Hash

Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dish

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  • Prep Method: Pan Fried
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 1
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  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped celery
  • 2 green onions (green parts only), coarsely chopped
  • 6 parsley sprigs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 (4 ounce) salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
  • 1 pound (about 3 medium) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened and divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon pepper
  •  1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided



Recipe adapted from Chef Bette Kroening of Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, CA.

To Poach Salmon: In large saucepan, bring water, wine, onion, celery, green onions and parsley to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes. Strain. Add salt to broth; return to a simmer. Add salmon to broth; poach fish 3 to 4 minutes or until just barely cooked. Using slotted spoon, remove fish; set aside. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, add potatoes to 2 inches boiling water. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, about 12 minutes or until tender; drain and set aside.

In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until soft but not browned; place in bowl and cool. Add salmon, potatoes, remaining 6 tablespoons butter and dill. Mix together, breaking fish apart and mashing some of the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form potato mixture into 8 equal portions, pressing to form patties. Cover and chill 1 hour or overnight. In large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat, until hot. Add 4 patties; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until browned, pressing with spatula and turning once. Repeat with remaining 4 patties.

Calories: 379 Fat: 25g Cholesterol: 75mg Sodium: 467mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 26g

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