Would I cook this again? No
My summary of this recipe:
Cost per serving: 1.43 approximately
Calories per serving: 314 (source: Tesco diets)
Hassle factor: Medium
Time taken to convert the ingredients into a finished meal: 60 minutes (including cooking and cooling the mashed potato)
Tesco Diets state that this recipe is sufficient for 4 servings for a “starter or light supper” however I don’t think that 2 potato cakes would be sufficient even for a very light supper. They would be fine for a starter however.
I served the smoked salmon and potato cakes topped with some freshly chopped chives from the garden. If I had some dill in the garden I would have used that instead. The recipe might perhaps be improved by mixing these fresh herbs with some low-fat creme fraiche or yoghurt, however you can’t avoid the fact that the potato cakes themselves are heavy and fairly soggy. I will try to amend the recipe in order to improve the potato cakes, however in the meanwhile I would just suggest eating smoked salmon with a squeeze of lemon!