Latkes with Caviar & Crème Fraiche


  • 1 large or 2 small Idaho russet potatoes, grated 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste 1 medium yellow onion 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups oil suitable for frying
  • 2 ounces fresh caviar of your choice
  • 1 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup diced chives 


  1. In a mixing bowl, gently mix the potatoes, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  2. Sauté the onion in the oil until it's caramelized.
  3. Add the onion to the potato mixture.
  4. Heat the frying oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  5. Place 1/4 cup of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until crisp and golden brown on each side, about 7 minutes total.
  6. Rest on a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Once you're finished frying all the latkes, place one teaspoon of your favorite caviar and 1 teaspoon of créme fraiche on each latke.
  8. Garnish with chives.
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Yield: 6-8 Latkes

Danielle Kartes
Food Blogger
Rustic Joyful Food

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