Richard Blais' Sea-Water Potatoes and Mustard Caviar

Aired August 28, 2014

Serves 4
For the Mustard Caviar:
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
For the Potatoes:
4 cups tiny potatoes
A handful of salt
Dollop of crème fraiche
Shaved scallions
Bacon bits (optional)
Toast mustard seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat, swirling pan occasionally until fragrant and just beginning to pop (3-4 minutes).
Stir 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water together in a small bowl and pour into the skillet. Stir well and cook until the mustard seeds are swollen, the sugar dissolves and the liquid is reduced and syrupy (2-3 minutes).
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. (You can store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.) 
Cover potatoes in water with the salt and cook until the water dissolves and potatoes are dusty and wrinkled. 
Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche, mustard caviar and a showering of shaved scallions and bacon bits.
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