Substitute for Creme Fraiche
- SIMIHOUND Aug 1, 2012 12:20 PM
I saw a recipe by Rachel Ray that calls for creme fraiche but I wish to switch it out to something similar but lower in fat. I would post the recipe directly but I don't know if that is wrong to do on the board.
The recipe is simply to put peas, basil, mint, garlic, olive oil, chicken stock and cheese together in a blender. Take the mixture to the stove until it thickens. Add in one half cup creme fraiche and serve over pasta.
Any suggestions please.. TIA!
I use half fat creme fraiche all the time for this sort of recipe.
You won't be heating it really so splitting wont be a problem,
slightly thinned sour cream will work just fine and has the right flavor profile.
Yogurt has a very different taste.
You can replace with sour cream but that is also fattening. How about some plain Greek yogurt? As well you can make your own cream fraiche, you. just leave heavy cream mixed with buttermilk out on the counter. Why not use the creme fraiche but reduce the amount in the recipe?