American Caviar with Crispy Yukon Gold Potato Pancakes

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Ingredients

Makes about 16

1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled

1 large egg

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Vegetable oil (for frying)

1/4 cup crème fraîche*

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

2 ounces American sturgeon caviar

  1. Step 1

    Using largest holes on box grater, shred potatoes into large bowl. Mix in egg and next 4 ingredients. Transfer potato mixture to strainer set over same bowl.

    Step 2

    Add enough oil to heavy medium skillet to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil, flattening with back of spoon to form 2- to 3-inch-diameter 1/4-inch-thick pancakes. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer pancakes to paper towels to drain.

    Step 3

    Top pancakes with crème fraîche, red onion, and caviar; serve.

  2. Step 4

    *Available at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.

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