Most of us buy buttermilk with a recipe in mind, such as Irish Soda Bread, or onion rings.That means we're often left with extra buttermilk just sitting in the fridge. Here are some ideas for using it.
Ranch dressing Whisk together buttermilk and mayonnaise and season to taste with fresh lemon juice, garlic, chives, salt, and pepper.
Buttermilk pancakes Use buttermilk instead of regular milk in any pancake recipe and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda per cup of buttermilk.
Fried chicken Season buttermilk with grated onion, salt, and pepper. Marinate the chicken in the buttermilk overnight in the refrigerator before draining, flouring, and frying.