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Sour Cream

This versatile ingredient makes its mark at every meal -- breakfast through dinner, and even dessert!

You love it with latkes, you need it with nachos, and find it essential with baked potatoes. But sour cream is also a crucial ingredient in creamy casseroles, stroganoffs, and paprikas; it's delicious spooned over pork chops, and stirred into salad dressings, and added to cakes to moisten and soften them.

Not-So-Sour Cream

As sour things go, sour cream isn’t actually very sour. The name “sour cream” actually describes a process of thickening regular cream, called “souring,” which produces a gentle, pucker-free tangy flavor.

Light varieties of sour cream contain a cream and milk mix, which results in less fat. And “fat-free sour cream” means it was made from non-fat milk with no cream used.

Mar. 30, 2011 7:05 pm
love this! i always have sour cream in the house and it is nice to find recipes to make sure i use it all up before the due date!
Apr. 13, 2011 8:19 am
Like I need another reason to eat more Sour Cream - curses to you allrecipes. Thanks for the great ideas though!
Jun. 27, 2013 11:28 pm
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