Ok ... I love smoked salmon, I love potatoes, and I love lots of flavors ... but who doesn't? Now my shortcuts. I wanted to make this dish but I was really short on time one night. Kitchen space was limited when I first came up with this due to kitchen renovations, so my compromise was pre-sliced potatoes. I know, absolutely ... slice your own, and I do when the time permits. But I had about 2 hours before 8 guests came over for dinner and had everything else to cook so I cheated. You could easily use some fresh russett potatoes peeled and sliced and it would be even better. But I used deli sliced bagged potatoes and they worked just fine (I used simply potatoes, but there are many brands out there, found right by the eggs, bacon usually). Smoked salmon again, right in your seafood aisle (already sliced) and the rest is easy. A few veggies and some eggs and cream and just bake and enjoy the rewards. This is a rich dish and very versatile. Served for breakfast or brunch with roasted asparagus and fruit parfaits, or dinner with grilled fish or lamb chops would be great with roasted green beans, asparagus and tomato slices. Fresh flavors but rich tastes. Even roasted chicken would make a nice addition to this dish, but I love the fish or lamb as I think it really compliments the flavors. Either way, give it a try it is a great unique dish and is worthy of company.