Lemon Dill Potato Crusted Salmon


There is something so Scandinavian about this Lemon-Dill Potato Crusted Salmon.   Even though I consider myself to be very much American, and a midwesterner at that, I am more Scandinavian than anything else.

I mean are you surprised?  My maiden name is Johnson.  Plus, I took an ancestry DNA test a few years ago, and it showed that I was more Scandinavian than I originally thought.  This information was appropriate because my family loves Scandinavian food and flavors.  Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes, pickled herring, and you can’t forget some dill-lemon flavored potatoes.

Not only does my Italian mom makes Scandinavian dishes for us during the holidays, but we always enjoy them as a family when we vacation every summer in Door County, Wisconsin. Which might be the most concentrated Scandinavian county in the United States. 🙂

I have been making a lot of Salmon for my family lately.  It turns out that my kids love it.  Plus, I have been finding some really good deals on some beautiful salmon fillets, and I can’t help myself.  I almost always add lemon to any salmon I cook, even if it is just a little bit.   This potato crust was so amazing and crispy.  Instead of spending loads of time shredding potatoes, I used Simply Potatoes® prepared hashbrowns.

Using Simply Potatoes made this dish super easy to prepare.  The potatoes became crispy super fast! Which is great, because salmon doesn’t require a long cooking time.  Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns come unseasoned, which is great because they basically become a blank slate for any flavor you like.

This lemon dill potato crusted salmon is so perfect for a Johnson family brunch.  It is super easy to slice this large salmon fillet to serve to a crowd during any holiday.  You would be surprised at how many people you can serve.

Lemon-Dill Potato Crusted Salmon


1 large salmon fillet- or 4 smaller ones

1 package of Simply Potatoes® shredded hashbrowns

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons pepper

3-4 sprigs of fresh dill

juice of one lemon

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Method.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place shredded potatoes into a bowl, toss the potatoes with 1/2 the salt, olive oil, 1/2 the pepper, dill and lemon juice.  Place the fresh salmon fillet on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle the rest of the salt and pepper on top of the fish.  Place the potatoes on top of the fish and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

This potato crusted salmon was out of this world!  I can’t wait to make this again on Easter when I am celebrating with my family in Chicago.  For more amazing brunch recipes, check out The  Simply Potatoes website! 




  1. This is such a good idea! Perfect for Easter 🙂

  2. my favorite potato dish is hasbrown casserole!

  3. My favorite is potato salad. They have a recipe for cheddar and bacon potato salad that looks good enough to be a meal all by itself, rather than just a side dish. We barbecue a lot in the summer and potato salad is my favorite side dish.

  4. I love any sort of hashbrowns!

  5. Ashley Kolpak

    I like potato stuffing and scalloped potatoes


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