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Recipe from: Preston Pittman
Servings: 8 to 10 canapes; serving 2 as an hors d'oeuvre.
...a favorite of mine for New Year's Eve
2 large russet (baking) potatoes, each about 10 ounces
vegetable oil for deep-frying
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 ounce beluga or sevruga caviar
fresh chives for garnish, cut into ½ inch long pieces
In a 2 quart saucepan bring 1 quart salted water to a boil. Cut potatoes crosswise into 1 inch thick slices. Put slices flat on a cutting board and cut each slice into the largest possible rectangle, discarding excess. Halve each rectangle crosswise to form 2 cubes, each about 1 inch in size.
Simmer potatoes 5 minutes, or until just tender, and drain. Pat potatoes dry thoroughly. With a small melon-ball cutter or knife, scoop out an indentation about ⅓ inch deep in 1 side of each potato cube. Potatoes may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled in an airtight container.
In a heavy saucepan heat 1 ½ inches oil over moderate heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 350°F. Fry potatoes until golden, 3 to 5, minutes, and transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Potatoes may be fried 8 hours ahead and kept, covered loosely, at room temperature. Recrisp potatoes in a 375°F. oven 5 minutes.
Fill indentation in each potato cube with sour cream and top with caviar. Garnish canapes with chives.