uses for Creme Fraiche
- PotatoHouse Apr 13, 2013 11:51 AM
I am planning on making my very first batch of homemade creme fraiche next week and using it to make homemade beef stroganoff. Has anybody here ever used it in place of sour cream in beef stroganoff? if so, what were your results? in what other recipes have to used it as a substitute?
HA. For me, sour cream is 'the substitute' for crème fraîche.
You can use it in all warm sauces, as it won't curdle like yogurt or even sour cream. And you can make lovely cold sauces as well - with mustard, or horseradish, or dill, or lemon zest, etc. etc.
Great on top of a latke with some smoked salmon or caviar.
It's great eaten straight up. I sometimes use it in salad dressings along with Greek yogurt to give it that insanely creamy, tangy flavor.
It is great by itself, but it is not as sour as sour cream, so if that tart element is something you are looking for in your stroganoff, use sour cream and save the creme fraiche for most anything else.