Nested Eggs with Potato Blini and Dill Cream Recipe

Recipe Category: Potato


Nested Eggs With Potato Blini And Dill Cream Recipe


Serves 6

  • 4 tbsps. creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsps. chopped fresh dill
  • 3 large red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • 2 tsps. chopped onion
  • 2 tbsps. buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tbsps. oil for frying
  • 2 tsps. black caviar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment, lightly grease and set aside
  3. Combine the creme fraiche with the fresh dill in a small bowl and set aside
  4. To make the blini, finely grate the potatoes into a large bowl
  5. Stir in the chopped onion, buttermilk, salt and cayenne pepper
  6. Beat the 2 egg yolks lightly and stir them into the mixture
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks (or use an electric mixer)
  8. Fold 3 tbsps egg white into the potato mixture and set the remaining egg whites aside
  9. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  10. Divide the potato mixture into 12 even portions
  11. Drop a portion of potato mixture into the skillet to form a blini and flatten with a spatula
  12. Repeat to form 5 more blini
  13. Cook until the cakes are crisp around the edges, about 1-1 1/2 minutes
  14. Turn the blini and cook the other side until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes
  15. Drain the blini on the paper towels
  16. Add more oil to the pan as necessary to complete 6 more blini
  17. Keep warm
  18. To form the egg nests, divide the remaining egg whites into 6 small mounds on the baking sheet
  19. Make an indentation in the center of each mound and set an egg yolk in each
  20. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until whites are lightly browned and yolk is just set
  21. Place 2 blini on each plate and top with a baked egg nest
  22. Spoon on the dill cream and top with caviar (if using) to serve

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