A deluxe take on latkes, mixed with parsnips and adorned with smoked salmon, creme fraîche, and caviar, it promises a night of indulgence.
There are times when the desire to go beyond the everyday simply stems from a spirited “just because.” Consider making tonight one such occasion for you and those whose company you enjoy – and serve up these pretty looking little vessels of deliciousness.
And while I’m by no means against traditional latkes, adding parsnips into the mix is definitely a new favorite of mine. Their slightly sweet, earthy flavor pairs wonderfully with the usual ingredients, and they crisp up beautifully when cooked.
Now, once we’ve created the latkes base, it’s time for toppings, and since we’re going fancy tonight, I’m rolling out the big guns. A layer of finely sliced smoked salmon (get the best one you can afford), then topped with silky smooth creme fraîche, and as the crowning touch – a chunk of caviar (again, the best one you can afford).
Serve with a glass of Champagne or Chablis, and toast to your own fanciness.
Samantha Ferraro is the food blogger and photographer for The Little Ferraro Kitchen. Samantha comes from a diverse background and is originally from Brooklyn NY, until she turned to the island life and moved to Hawaii. Now Samantha blogs about world cuisine recipes made easy in Southern California with her Italian husband and their dog Hula. When she’s not blogging or making a mess in the kitchen, you can find her traveling the world for recipe inspiration.