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Mar 21, 2007 10:06 PM

what to do with sour cream

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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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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.

        1. Use in a quiche type dish in place of cream.

          1. 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.