Lemon Blinis with Caviar and Scallion Crème Fraîche

15 mins (prep 15)
14 ingredients
makes 12 small blinis
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).

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Serving Size (18.12 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 41.79 Calories from Fat 32.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.66g 67.61%
Saturated Fat 1.96g 117.65%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 35.75mg 143.01%
Sodium 88.35mg 44.18%
Total Carbohydrate 0.96g 3.86%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.01%
Sugars 0.31 g %
Protein 1.53g 36.72%
Vitamin A 131.91IU% Vitamin C 0.06mg%
Calcium 32.66mg% Iron 0.58mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, thinly sliced scallions, large egg, grated lemon zest, buckwheat flour, pinch of salt