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Nov 28, 2006 01:04 PM

What to do with Buttermilk?

I have a container of Buttermilk leftover from some Thanksgiving baking. What can I make to use it up?

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  1. Chicken tenders marinated in buttermilk ans then deep-fried are delicious (if not particularly healthy.)

    1. cornbread, biscuits, pancakes... all of which can (I think) be found in Bittman's How to Cook Everything---

      1. Phillyjazz is right, buttermilk makes a super marinade for chicken (if you can stand any more poultry right after Thanksgiving!) ... here's a very nice oven-fried chicken recipe from Epicurious...recipe says to leave skin on but I always remove it and marinate it overnight, really is great without deep-fat frying, Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken link below:

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        1. re: Val

          Val, you're psychic! I'm planning to make oven-fried chicken tonight and didn't have a recipe (was going to look it up later). Thanks!

        2. If you want to make something sweet, then why not a buttermilk pie.

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          1. re: mikka

            I have an even better buttermilk pie recipe. This is always the first pie gone at Thanksgiving:

            BUTTERMILK PIE

            1 stick butter, softened
            2 cups sugar
            5 eggs
            juice of 1 lemon
            1 teaspoon vanilla
            2 tablespoons flour
            1 cup buttermilk
            ground nutmeg
            1 deep-dish pie crust, at least 9 inches

            Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add lemon juice, vanilla, flour and buttermilk. (Note: mixture may curdle. Don't panic.) Pour into pie crust and dust with ground nutmeg. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. Cool completely and chill.

          2. I always recommend the lemon-buttermilk sorbet on Epicurious. It is awesome, plus it keeps well in the freezer and is nice and light for some post-Thanksgiving belt tightening. Plus, if you add some lime zest it's really pretty.

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            1. re: Procrastibaker

              Just seconding this suggestion---really yummy stuff. Particularly good with meyer lemons, if you're lucky enough to have some lying around. Also good with lime or grapefruit.