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Poached Eggs & Smoked Salmon

Poached Eggs & Smoked Salmon

With Potato Pancakes

Pairs with Saratoga Sparkling Spring Water

There’s no better match for this recipe than Saratoga® Sparkling Spring Water. The low minerality complements the saltines of the caviar, while the bubbles bring a freshness to the palate after the richness from the poached eggs and smoked salmon. This is a luxurious brunch to be enjoyed.

Serves 6 People   ·   Cook in 1 hour 30 minutes

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8 eggs

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

12 slices smoked salmon

3 large russet potatoes, washed & peeled

1 medium onion

1/2 cup matzo meal + more if needed

Safflower oil

To taste salt and pepper

For Serving

To taste cracked pepper

30 g caviar

gold foil


For the Potato Pancakes

Step One

Using a food processor, shred potatoes and place the shredded potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Using a salad spinner or tea towel, drain liquid from potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.

Step Two

Shred the onions the same way, draining the excess liquid with a tea towel, and add to the bowl. Add 2 eggs, matzo meal, salt & pepper. Combine and add more matzo meal if mixture is too wet.

Step Three

In a large nonstick pan, add safflower oil and heat over medium high heat. Once hot, form potato pancakes and add to the oil. Cook for about 4 minutes per side, and then set aside on a paper towel covered board to drain excess oil. Repeat until all potato pancakes are cooked

For the Eggs

Step One

Crack your eggs into individual ramekins. Put 2 quarts of cold water and 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar into the cold water, and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, add 1 tablespoon sea salt to your water and stir.

Step Two

Reduce your heat so your water is trembling, but not boiling. Swirl the water a few times with a large spoon. While the water is still swirling, gently pour each egg into the water individually. Cook 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk. Use a slatted spoon to remove the eggs from the water. Set aside on a plate.

To Serve

Step One

On top of each potato pancake, add two slices of smoked salmon, a poached egg, cracked pepper, a dollop of caviar and some gold foil.