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need suggestion for lots of sour cream

jen kalb Apr 2, 2011 08:11 AM

I recently bought a 3 lb tub of breakstone sour cream at Costco, thinking it was cottage cheese (this is not the first time) - need a recipe suggestion or two for using it up before it spoils - maybe a good dessert??.

thanks, and I have already dived into my hungarian cookbooks.

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    evewitch Apr 2, 2011 12:59 PM

    And here I was just lamenting the fact that I don't have any. My favorite corn muffins, blueberry muffins, and coffee cakes all call for it...

    1. Caitlin McGrath Apr 2, 2011 12:50 PM

      Do you have an ice cream maker, Jen? If so, I do recommend this sour cream ice cream from Alice Medrich's Pure Dessert: http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/sour-c...

      It's very simple, but really highlights the flavor of the sour cream in a good way. Great with fruit, or a fruit tart or cake.

      1. chef chicklet Apr 2, 2011 12:40 PM

        If I had 3 large containers of sour cream to go through, I imagine I'd get pretty sick of it before it was all said and done,but here's a few ideas.

        Sour Cream Enchiladas ( here you use sour cream and green onions for the filling in place of chicken, beef or cheese. Green salsa is used instead of red sauce.

        Chicken Paprikash or Beef Stroganoff
        A side dish with rice, monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, sour cream and jalapeno pepper casserole.
        And then there are tons of coffee cake recipes.
        Of course many deserts, but Sour Cream Peach Pie, uses one cup.

        1. eclecticsynergy Apr 2, 2011 11:32 AM

          DIP! !
          The good old 1960s onion soup dip still rocks. Or the bread-bowl dip with vegetable soup mix and frozen spinach. My personal favorite dip is made with sour cream, Maggi and Spike.

          Great in mashed potatoes too. Or on potato latkes. Or on pieroghi, with a splash of hot sauce. Now that I think of it, sour cream is great on just about anything that has potatoes in it.

          I have a very good sour cream chocolate cake recipe, but it only calls for ½ cup of the stuff.

          Of course nachos or any Mexican food. And I second the rec for a dollop swirled in many soups- squash, tomato, chicken, bean of course...

          You could make Stroganoff. Or the Hungarian noodle dish with cottage cheese, sour cream, mushrooms, black pepper and a dash of nutmeg.

          1. Karl S Apr 2, 2011 10:54 AM

            Sour cream keeps a fairly long time after its sell-by date.

            1. jubilant cerise Apr 2, 2011 10:27 AM

              How about cheesecake and ice cream? It's also nice to have a dollop on soup.

              1. todao Apr 2, 2011 10:13 AM

                Sour cream is very useful in:
                breads
                cookies
                scones
                pancakes and waffles
                salad dressings
                mixed with other ingredients (herbs, spices) as a sandwich spread
                on baked potatoes
                in omelets and crepes
                we use a couple of pounds of it per month in our house

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                  sedimental Apr 2, 2011 09:49 AM

                  You can make some sour cream cheese - same way as yogurt cheese.

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