Lemon Blinis with Caviar and Scallion Crème Fraîche
Lemon Blinis with Caviar and Scallion Crème Fraîche
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Nothing says CELEBRATION like blinis and caviar. These quick, buckwheat pancakes, made with baking powder (unlike the traditional yeast-based ones) are brightened with the addition of lemon zest. Use whatever caviar you prefer and your budget will allow. We are quite enamored of the trout caviar made in North Carolina (see Cooks' Notes). The roe is a beautiful pale orange with a delightfully firm texture that pops in your mouth. Better yet, it's much more affordable than imported or domestic sturgeon caviars (see Cooks' Notes).

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons very thinly sliced scallions, divided
    • 3 tablespoons whole milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, divided
    • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    • 2 ounces caviar, such as trout caviar or salmon roe (see Cooks' Notes)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 52 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 7.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 14.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 14 mg 4.79%
    • Sodium: 16 mg 0.67%
    • Calcium: 13 mg 1.29%
    • Potassium: 15 mg 0.43%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.48%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.76%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.76%
    • Vitamin C 5.44%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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