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.


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.


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

  1. Matt Says:



    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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