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Jan 25, 2010 11:28 AM

Surplus of Buttermilk

I have a quart of leftover buttermilk in my fridge that I'd hate to let go to waste. I'm trying to be healthy this month, so fried chicken doesn't look like it's in the cards. What are people's favorite ways to use it? All sweet and savory suggestions greatly appreciated!

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    1. re: middydd

      Cooks Illustrated has a great recipe for buttermilk mashed potatoes. Much healthier than cream and so good.

        1. re: Becca Porter

          Do you have a link to this? I would love to try it!

      1. as a last resort: unlike other types of dairy, you can freeze buttermilk.

        buttermilk is also great in any type of baking that calls for regular milk-- muffins, quickbreads especially! you can make a *real* farmhouse buttermilk dressing (don't say the "r" word). chop up fresh mixed herbs including chives if possible, throw in a little minced garlic or shallot, fresh-ground pepper, whisk in the buttermilk with some sour cream or creme fraiche, and maybe a spoonful of mayo to help the consistency. salt to taste. use the dressing on green salads. make the world's best mashed potatoes using the leftover dressing. oops i'm getting "unhealthy" with my suggestions-- sorry :)

        1. Waffles, pancakes, crepes, muffins, bread, saklty buttermilk pie, buttermilk beignets, sweet potato buttermilk casserole, ...

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          1. re: todao

            hey now. . . give up the recipe or link to the sweet potato b-milk casserole!!!

              1. Make low-cal salad dressings.
                Use it to marinate meats for flavor and tenderization.
                Like middydd said, mashed potatoes!!

                1. Add to the list coleslaw, blue cheese dressing,