Smoked salmon, cream cheese and potato pancakes are traditional delicatessen fare but Bobby’s Deerfield has crafted the three ingredients into a popular appetizer at its upscale American bistro with an Italian influence.
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Bobby’s first turns the smoked salmon into a Pastrami before putting it over a layer of cream cheese which sits atop a potato pancake. It was part of a special tasting for Patch before the eatery opened in October and has been a popular dish since day one.
“We like smoked salmon, potato pancakes and cream cheese and tried to come up with all three in one dish,” co-owner Bobby Arifi said. “Smoked salmon and cream cheese are traditional together.”
The difference was putting those two foods on top of the potato pancake. “I like potato pancakes. They’re pretty simple so we thought (all three) would go together,” Arifi said. “They bring out the flavor (of all three) very well.”