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Thanksgiving or Holiday Recipe: Potato-Caviar Latkes Recipe

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments

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Potato-Caviar Appetizer good for any holiday

laine-mugMy good friend Laine Miller, a cookie baker extraordinaire (see her web site), sent me this simple, but delicious appetizer that would work at any gathering and is perfect with a light sparkling wine.

She writes: “This is a simple replacement version of potato latkes with sour cream and caviar which I’ve been making for years (ever since I grated some of my finger along with the potato – ouch!).”

Potato-Caviar “Latkes”

  • 18 small red skinned potatoes (about the size of a small walnut)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 small jar of caviar (or two – one black, one red)
  • Coarse grained salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil mister
  • Baby arugula leaves or watercress

Put unskinned potatoes in a pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer potatoes for about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and gently smash each potato with the side of a knife or a potato masher to about 1/4 inch thickness and set aside.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray foil lightly with good quality extra-virgin olive oil.

 Put potatoes on foil and spray with oil. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and a good grinding of pepper to taste.

Put in oven for 8 minutes or until potatoes are a crisp golden brown.

Remove from the oven and put 3 potatoes on each plate. Top each potato with a dollop of sour cream then top with caviar. I alternate between red and black caviar for a colorful presentation. Tuck a couple of small arugula or watercress leaves around the potatoes.
Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

(Recipe from Laine Miller, of www.LainesKitchen.com)

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