Salmon Rosti


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings, 2 rösti (salmon cakes) each


  • 2 6- to 7-ounce cans boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 3 teaspoons dried, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups frozen hash-brown shredded potatoes (about 12 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped

  • 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 degrees 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 Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
18g Fat
19g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 rösti (salmon cakes)
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Vitamin A 380IU 8%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Sodium 569mg 25%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 609mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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