Smoked salmon pancakes with crème fraîche

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

Looking for a tasty appetiser to hand round at your next gathering? Chive pancakes are topped with smoked salmon, lemon, nonpareil capers and dill crème fraîche in this easy recipe


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  • plain flour 300g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • chives chopped to make 3 tbsp
  • spring onions 4, finely chopped
  • milk 300ml
  • butter 50g, melted and cooled
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • smoked salmon 200g
  • crème fraîche 6 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • nonpareil capers 2 tbsp, rinsed
  • dill chopped to make 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    To make the pancakes, mix the flour, baking powder, chives and spring onions with a large pinch of salt. Whisk the milk, butter and eggs together then whisk this into the dry ingredients to make a thick batter. Heat a non-stick frying pan then drop in 1 large tbsp of the batter. Cook until holes appear on the surface then flip over and cook the other side until golden.

  • Step 2

    To make the dressing, mix the crème fraîche with the lemon juice and capers and half the dill (you want it to drizzle so add more juice if necessary). Put two pancakes on each plate, top with some smoked salmon then drizzle over the dressing and sprinkle with a little more dill.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 396
  • Fat 18.2g
  • Saturates 9.8g
  • Carbs 42.7g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 18.2g
  • Salt 2.66g