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Leftover Buttermilk, what can I use it for?

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I bought a quart of lowfat butter milk but only need a 1/2 cup of it for a recipe. Any suggestions for what to do with the buttermilk besides drink it?

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  1. pancakes, biscuits, cupcakes, waffles (notice a theme here?) I think it lasts about 2 weeks so if you make one baked item (cake?), one batch of biscuits and pancakes over the weekend you should use most of it.

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    1. re: doc_k55

      Sorry, should have mentioned the recipe I used the buttermilk for was waffles!

    2. Soak chicken or fish in it before frying.

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      1. re: mrsfury

        Mrsfury, I've been rolling catfish in some cornmeal before pan frying it. So just dip it in buttermilk then the cornmeal? Or do you marinate in the buttermilk for a few hours?

        1. re: Rick

          Oh - forgot to mention fried oysters - dipped in buttermilk.

          1. re: Rick

            Rick -- I marinate chicken first, YES.

        2. Salad dressing, cornbread, cake - there was a pretty recent thread on it that might be helpful.

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/490306

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/464849

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          1. re: MMRuth

            thanks MMRuth, I did a search and somehow didn't see that thread!

          2. How about mashed potatoes, it works really well...and i often add some cheese to them also.

              1. re: firecooked

                Buttermilk lemon sorbet! I think epicurious has a recipe. It's just buttermilk, lemon juice and sugar, stirred till the sugar is dissolved, chill then put in ice cream maker. It is so delicious.