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what to do with sour cream

Teep Mar 21, 2007 10:06 PM

I bought a container of sour cream to make a cake, but instead used a different recipe which did not call for sour cream, so now I have 1 cup of it unopened in the fridge. What kinds of things can be made with it that are not sweets or desserts?

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    p.j. Mar 23, 2007 02:43 PM

    Plop some in a bowl and add a sliced banana. Maybe some cottage chees to be virtuous. My Dad's favorite Sat. night supper (along with a small can of salmon with sliced onions and vinegar.)

    Speaking of onions and vinegar, add sour cream to a jar of herring in wine sauce. Yum.

    Getting down and ethnic now! Enjoy, p.j.

    1. ballulah Mar 23, 2007 01:03 PM

      I grate cucumbers and chop up some dill and mix in lots of sour cream and salt and pepper. It's a Polish cucumber salad called miseria that is very similar to tzatziki, without any garlic and uses sour cream instead of yogurt.

      And I can't have tomato soup without a dollop of sour cream!

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        ArikaDawn Mar 23, 2007 01:20 PM

        Just had a bowl of roasted red pepper and tomato soup for lunch complete witha dollop of daisy.

      2. Megiac Mar 23, 2007 10:19 AM

        I like to mix in some snipped dill and salt and pepper and use it as a dip for steamed or grilled artichokes.

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          Fuser Mar 23, 2007 09:17 AM

          Oh man! I'm a total sour cream addict. I cannot imagine how anyone could go through life without knowing all about sour cream. I eat it on pot roast. Mix it with the liquid, especially if you've made your pot roast with wine, and dip crusty bread in it. I eat sour cream and dill with salmon. I also mix sour cream and mayonnaise for a side to tomato aspic. I use sour cream and mayonnaise mixed with curry powder as a dressing for cold chicken pasta. Any Mexican food has to have sour cream -- lots and lots of sour cream. Then there are all the uses already mentioned -- beef stroganoff or chicken paprikash. Mixed with horseradish for a side to meats (especially good with corned beef and cabbage) And the ultimate -- on a baked potato with tons and tons of sour cream with grilled steak. I can safely say that more than a few of the extra pounds I carry are directly due to sour cream, and, no, I can't abide the low-fat versions. I think it's hereditary, as most addictions are. My mom was a sour cream addict and now my daughters are.

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            jim2657 Nov 3, 2007 12:01 AM

            one of my favorite little restaurants in Mexico City (Paris 16 on Reforma). The chef - friendly but secretive - uses the sour cream as a base, but not just for the german potato soups, but all kinds of cream soups based on sour cream: salmon, mixed vegetables, broccoli, mussel, beet, walnut, I'm getting hungry now, anyway you get the idea, and since you sound like a person that MIGHT have an idea where to look for some recipes maybe you'll have some ideas of where to look

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            jzerocsk Mar 23, 2007 09:00 AM

            Twice-baked potatoes always works!

            1. southerngal Mar 23, 2007 12:38 AM

              Leave it to me to make cucumbers fattening. I love sliced cucumbers in a mixture of sour cream and italian dressing. I use Kraft House Italian. Sometimes I include onion. Yesterday I added some adobo seasoning.

              1. Cheese Boy Mar 22, 2007 09:54 PM

                Put some of that sour cream (w/ or w/o chopped chives) over boiled pierogies.

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                  alex8alot Mar 23, 2007 08:08 AM

                  or on baked potatoes. I have been eating one every night as my midnight snack

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                    lollya Mar 23, 2007 12:56 PM

                    HELLS YEAH!

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                    Val Mar 22, 2007 09:10 AM

                    If you'll be making chili anytime soon, a nice garnish is sour cream mixed with fresh lime juice (and cilantro if you love cilantro!)...spoon a big dollop of this over the chili...very delicious!

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                      greenstate Mar 22, 2007 10:41 AM

                      Stroganoff would be my first choice but also good are sour cream coffee cake or chicken paprikas.

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                      Night Owl Mar 22, 2007 07:54 AM

                      Depending on how you feel about Food Network folks, here are two ideas that are pretty good:

                      Paula Deen's Mac & Cheese (no bechamel needed b/c of the sour cream)
                      http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_36316,00.html?rsrc=search

                      Ina Garten's Caramelized Onion Dip
                      http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                      1. Katie Nell Mar 22, 2007 07:28 AM

                        I love this spoon bread recipe: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/28483...

                        1. chloe103 Mar 22, 2007 07:13 AM

                          Sour cream makes a great basis for a sauce to put over fish. Chop up lots of herbs, or spinach, or cucumber, and swirl into sour cream, along with lemon or lime juice, and perhaps some good mustard. Pour over roasted or sauted fish. Have seconds.

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                            coconutz Mar 22, 2007 12:50 AM

                            Use in a quiche type dish in place of cream.

                            1. Emme Mar 22, 2007 12:01 AM

                              Broccoli or Spinach Souffle... cooked broccoli or spinach til very soft, Lipton's onion soup mix, ricotta, sour cream, and egg whites, blended in a blender, and baked in a greased pan.

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                                mojoeater Mar 21, 2007 11:02 PM

                                Mix it with horseradish and pepper for a nice dressing for red meat (roast beef, steaks, or even burgers)

                                1. carswell Mar 21, 2007 10:23 PM

                                  Beef Stroganoff.

                                  Combine with lime zest and juice to make lime cream. Use to dollop roasted chili powder-dusted sweet potatoes or to garnish the world's best sweet potato soup:
                                  - Boil sweet potatoes in their jackets until tender. Peel. Cut into pieces.
                                  - Meanwhile, brown chopped onion in butter. Add the sweet potatoes and chicken broth. Purée. Thin with more chicken broth if necessary. Add some finely chopped jalapeno. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
                                  - Adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with the lime cream (thinned to a pourable consistency with lime juice).

                                  Combine with chives and spoon onto baked potatoes.

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