Light fluffy potato pancakes make a great party snack, side dish or starter and can be topped with caviar, smoked salmon or olives.


  • 225g potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • salt and fresh ground black pepper

  • 45ml milk

  • 75g self-raising flour

  • 4 large eggs, separated

  • 45ml soured cream

  • vegetable oil, for shallow-frying

  • Suggested toppings

  • Caviar

  • SmokedĀ salmon, cream cheese or creme fraiche and dill

  • Olives and feta cheese


  • 1.

    Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender; drain well and mash with the milk.

  • 2.

    Transfer the mashed potato to a mixing bowl and allow to cool. Beat in the flour, egg yolks and soured cream. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 3.

    Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Using a metal spoon carefully fold the beaten egg whites into the potato mixture.

  • 4.

    Heat a little oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add 3-4 separate tablespoons of the potato blini mixture. Fry over medium heat until set, then turn the potato blinis over and fry briefly so that both sides are lightly browned.

  • 5.

    Remove and keep warm. Repeat the process until all the potato mixture has been used.

  • 6.

    Allow to cool. Add your toppings and eat immediately.

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