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LTL Feb 16, 2008 11:56 AM

I bought a huge tub of sour cream to use in a cupcake recipe. After a test run, I realized I preferred another recipe. I don't want to just throw out all the sour cream I have, but don't know what to make since I don't usually use any in my cooking. Any suggestions for some simple tasty items?

  1. Chocolatechipkt Feb 16, 2008 12:06 PM

    Coffeecake (the Barefoot Contessa's sour cream coffeecake is good), chocolate cake, in a cheesecake, various dips ... pretty much check out the Barefoot Contessa's recipes, lol.

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      fern Feb 16, 2008 04:13 PM

      Chicken Paprikash

      Cheese cake with a sour cream layer on top.

      Cucumber & onion salad with sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

      Baked potato with toppings for supper.

      Almost forgot my favorite, strawberries topped with sour cream and brown sugar. Delicious!

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        don515 Feb 16, 2008 04:33 PM

        Mix 2-3 tbs with some fresh or dried chives. Mix with a few eggs before you scrable them...

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          cmkdvs Feb 16, 2008 04:42 PM

          I made the sour cream banana bread from this site--recommend it highly. Sour cream is also hard to beat with chips and salsa (that's how I'm using up what I had left over).

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          1. re: cmkdvs
            NYCkaren Mar 3, 2008 08:02 AM

            I second the recommendation for the banana bread. My daughter the picky eater said it was the best banana bread ever.

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            btnfood Feb 16, 2008 05:08 PM

            The Cake Bible has an amazingly creamy cheesecake that calls for 3 cups of sour cream. If you like a soft creamy cheesecake, this one is well worth trying.

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              fourunder Feb 16, 2008 05:23 PM

              Here's some ideas for you:

              Beef Stroganoff
              Sour Cream Pound Cake
              Baked intMuffins
              Twice Baked Potatoes
              Mashed Potatoes
              A Creamy Alfredo type sauce
              Potato or Vegetable Pancakes
              Cheese Blintzes............and Lipton Onion Soup Mix for Dips

              1. revsharkie Feb 16, 2008 05:25 PM

                I like to use sour cream instead of milk to mash potatoes from time to time.

                Hungarian Mushroom Soup will also dispatch some of it.

                1. alkapal Feb 16, 2008 05:52 PM

                  the best sour cream pound cake:
                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/464253#3298424

                  knorr's veggie soup mix spinach dip with extra scallions and water chestnuts
                  -- a must!
                  see my "Ode to Knorr's Spinach Dip (on its Transformation from a Humble Dry Mix)" ©*
                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/48014...

                  beef stroganoff

                  chicken paprikash

                  twice baked potatoes

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                  1. re: alkapal
                    alkapal Feb 16, 2008 08:19 PM

                    ranch dressing, using sour cream in place of some mayo:
                    http://www.recipesource.com/misc/mixe...

                    1. re: alkapal
                      alkapal Feb 17, 2008 11:19 PM

                      what an idiot i've been: this recipe doctors up my beloved knorr spinach dip with crabmeat!
                      http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,161,14...

                      now, why not add in some artichokes and garlic, to boot!

                  2. Mild Bill Feb 16, 2008 06:06 PM

                    A big fruit salad!
                    Pineapple, peaches, apples, banana, Mango, Splenda, all mixed into sour cream and set in the fridge overnight to meld...

                    1. Emme Feb 16, 2008 10:32 PM

                      Tyler's Ultimate Cheesecake (fantastic even when made lactose free) requires two cups.

                      Great for banana bread too.

                      BF likes sliced strawberries w/ sour cream and brown sugar sprinkled over the top.

                      Spinach/Broccoli Souffle

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                      1. re: Emme
                        alkapal Feb 17, 2008 04:01 AM

                        emme, spinach broc souffle sounds good. please share recipe?

                        hey LTL, at this stage, you're going to have to buy MORE sour cream! ;-)

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                          LTL Feb 17, 2008 05:29 AM

                          I agree!! So many things I want to try cooking now ;)

                          1. re: alkapal
                            Emme Feb 17, 2008 08:54 AM

                            i posted this elsewhere recently, but it's broccoli or spinach well cooked and drained if neceesary (or combos of cooked veggies, the recipe is so adaptable), blended w/ egg white approx 2 dpending upon size, a few dollops of non-fat ricotta, a few dollops of fat free sour cream (or regular), Lipton's onion soup mix. Blend til smooth and bake in a Pam pan. It'll take a beating and any turns you might take with it.

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                              alkapal Feb 17, 2008 01:37 PM

                              now that is a plan, emme!

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                          ligature Feb 17, 2008 10:04 AM

                          Sour cream will also keep well past it's expiration date.

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                          1. re: ligature
                            diablo Feb 17, 2008 01:42 PM

                            Flip it upside down when you store it. I may have even heard this on CH, but I swear by it. Keeps much longer.

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                              alkapal Feb 17, 2008 02:01 PM

                              yep, it works....with yogurt and cottage cheese, too.

                              1. re: diablo
                                PseudoNerd Feb 24, 2008 01:04 AM

                                That is the best advice ever. I'm getting off my chair to do *just* that.

                            2. linguafood Feb 17, 2008 10:13 AM

                              Use it for a fresh cucumber salad -- with some lemon, s&p, fresh dill, perhaps a hint of mustard.

                              Or make a horseradish sauce for roast beef -- just add s&p & horseradish to taste.

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                              1. re: linguafood
                                revsharkie Feb 17, 2008 04:49 PM

                                Take that horseradish sauce one step further...I just made a blue-cheese-and-horseradish sauce for a steak. The blue cheese I had was awfully bland; it's way better with a good, pungent blue like Maytag. I started with about a tablespoon of butter and three or four very small cloves of garlic. Then I threw in a handful of crumbled blue cheese, let it melt, stirred in a couple tablespoons of horseradish, about a fourth cup of sour cream, and a lot of fresh ground black pepper.

                                1. re: revsharkie
                                  linguafood Feb 17, 2008 05:02 PM

                                  Schmecksville, rev! All that talk about sour cream made me crave roast beef and baked potato. Finished an entire (small) container of sour cream. Easy peasy .... and sooooo healthy '-P. Now I'm glad I didn't read your blue cheese version. I'd feel even more stuffed ----

                                  1. re: linguafood
                                    alkapal Feb 17, 2008 07:41 PM

                                    does anyone else use the humble yet sublime potato as a mere vehicle for butter and sour cream?

                                    btw rev, that sounds so good. how would gorgonzola work? not the dolce, obviously...

                                    1. re: alkapal
                                      linguafood Feb 17, 2008 10:03 PM

                                      or some taleggio ---

                                      1. re: linguafood
                                        alkapal Feb 17, 2008 10:11 PM

                                        http://www.artisanalcheese.com/prodin...
                                        gosh, that taleggio looks good.

                                        i hate this thread for making me so hungry! yet, back i come to it!

                                        1. re: alkapal
                                          linguafood Feb 17, 2008 10:32 PM

                                          Have you accepted cheeses as your personal savior?

                                          1. re: linguafood
                                            alkapal Feb 17, 2008 10:39 PM

                                            no. i have another -- the real deal! btw, you're up late, aren't you?!

                                      2. re: alkapal
                                        revsharkie Feb 18, 2008 01:49 PM

                                        I don't know...it'd be according to your tastes. Gorgonzola doesn't really turn my crank, but that's just me.

                                        And yes, just plain sour cream on a baked potato is good, too. I've never been a big fan of putting all kinds of other things in a tater, chili, taco stuff, or whatever the kids are doing these days...I used to like a broccoli & cheese one from time to time, but for the most part I just want butter and sour cream, maybe some green onions or chives.

                                        1. re: revsharkie
                                          linguafood Feb 18, 2008 02:01 PM

                                          rev... that is so true. a perfectly baked potato doesn't need fancy young folks condiments like bacon or shredded cheese... sour cream and scallion, maybe a tad salt. then again. shredded taleggio -- what is it NOT good on? '-)

                                2. julseydesign Feb 18, 2008 04:29 PM

                                  One of my absolute fav. desserts is strawberries dipped in sour cream with brown sugar. It is also good with banana slices, but I remember this from childhood as an instant way to satisfy a craving. The slight tanginess really balances the sweetness. It is also great with balsamic marinated fruit.

                                  Sour cream is also an essential topping for chili, one of my go-to easy dishes.

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                                  1. re: julseydesign
                                    Chocolatechipkt Feb 18, 2008 06:11 PM

                                    I love that combination with strawberries, too -- so simple, but so good.

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                                    aseret2 Feb 24, 2008 08:13 AM

                                    Believe it or not, I have frozen a xtra large container of sour cream that I just couldn't use all at once! When I defrosted it it was yucky looking...it separated & had a clumpy look to it...It smelled fine so I put it in a blender & it was liquidy but tasted fine,,,I then put it in the frig overnight & the next day it was solid..as if I just bought it & opened it...Try it

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                                      LadyCook61 Mar 3, 2008 07:54 AM

                                      that is a neat idea. thanks

                                      1. re: aseret2
                                        chef chicklet Mar 3, 2008 08:08 AM

                                        Really? I'm trying this/ I throw it away and that is just wrong.

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