Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, and American Farmed Caviar

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium onion
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 cup melted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Smoked salmon, thinly sliced, for topping
  • Creme fraiche, for garnish
  • American farmed caviar, for garnish
Directions

Grate potatoes and onion on the large holes of a box grater. Splash with lemon juice and squeeze out excess water.

Mix flour, milk, egg, baking powder, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add to the potatoes and then add the melted butter. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough peanut oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Drop in spoonfuls of batter for form small cakes and fry until golden on 1 side. Flip, and cook the same way on the other side.

Top each latke with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, and American farmed caviar.


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