Chive Blini with Caviar and Creme Fraiche

Total Time:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
50 (1-inch) pancakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and separated
  • 1 teaspoon chives, finely diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 -ounce caviar of your choice
Directions

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, egg, milk, 1 tablespoon butter, chives, and salt. Whisk just until ingredients come together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour. Set a medium nonstick pan over low heat and brush with melted butter. Pour approximately 1 teaspoon of the batter into the pan, and repeat leaving some space between pancakes. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes (about 1 to 2 minutes), flip them over with a spatula. Continue cooking for 1 minute more or until the pancakes are golden brown on both sides.

Serve with a tiny dollop of creme fraiche and an even tinier dollop of the caviar of your choice (paddle fish, hackleback, golden whitefish and tobiko all work well.)

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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