Food Friday: New Potatoes and Caviar

January 2, 2009

The first time I had these, it was at an overly chic NY Bar Mitzvah in the mid 90’s.  They were delicious and it only took me about a decade to realize that the ingredients were fairly obvious and they could be re-created in my home with out a full catering staff or the religious right of passage.  Since then, I have made them for a bunch of gatherings and took them to a wonderful get together Wednesday night.  They look way fancier than they are and taste great.

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new potatoes (smaller is better)

sour cream

scallions or chives (either works, go with your preference)

caviar (again, go with your preference)

cracked black pepper

Roast potatoes in a 350 degree oven until cooked through*.  Remove and cool completely.  Slice potatoes in half.  Cut the bottom of the potato so it will lay flat.  With a small spoon or a mellon baller, scoop a small section from the cut side of the potato.  Place cold sour cream in a pastery bag or a plastic baggie with one corner cut.  Pipe sour cream into the small hallow in the potato.  Top with caviar, cracked black pepper and scallion.  Serve cold.

* I like to do this the night before to before to be sure the potatoes are nice and cold.  It also always takes longer to cook the potatoes than I think it will, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

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9 Responses to “Food Friday: New Potatoes and Caviar”

  1. Matt Says:

    Caviar?

    Caviar???

    Thank you but no. I dont think I would eat this one.

    We will need to tell your girlfriend to check in with you before she starts making whatever Friday recipe comes up. Next week: No fish eggs, I promise.

  2. fritz Says:

    wow! swanky!! happy new year lady!!!

    Happy New Year to you too!

  3. f.B Says:

    something fancy that even *i* could do? i’m starting to feel better about actually having that dinner party i keep telling friends is coming

    Trust me, even *you* could do. Let’s get that dinner party planned!


  4. Oh my god that sounds so gooooooood.

    And soooooooo easy.

  5. Erin Says:

    Love caviar. Love potatoes. Love this recipe.

    I think this new year I might actually try to make one of your tasty recommendations. Yum!

    Give one a try and let me know how it goes!

  6. Beth Says:

    hmmm… i have to admit i am a little nervous about the caviar thing… i’ve never had it if you can believe that. but who am i kidding, i would love it.


  7. really? I am not sure i have ever bought caviar before….i will eat it but buy it, i would not know where to start! Happy New Year!!

  8. Mike Says:

    Caviar? Seriously? Couldn’t you do something with a Frosty? Speaking of which, when do we find a way to have a classic? We are so beyond overdue.

  9. elizabeth Says:

    May I suggest to those so inclined to make this FAB app… don’t use a metal spoon to scoop the caviar. The metal makes it taste funny. Sadly, I learned that the hard way. 🙂

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