Blini with Red Caviar

December 2007
Blini with Red Caviar

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These high-end canapes won't break the budget. You can make them for just a few bucks per guest.

Makes: 18 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces salmon roe
  • Chives, chopped, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine the egg, egg yolk, 1/2 cup sour cream and half of the lemon peel; stir into the dry ingredients (the batter will be slightly lumpy). In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sour cream and remaining lemon peel.
  2. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat; lightly oil. Working in batches, add a tablespoonful of batter for each blini and cook until the bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook through, about 1 minute more.
  3. Top each blini with some lemon sour cream, salmon roe and chives.
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