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What to Do with Leftover Buttermilk

By Shelley Wiseman, Senior Food Editor

December 27th, 2012

Most of us buy buttermilk with a recipe in mind, such as biscuits, a summer soup, 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.

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Comments (4)

Chrissy60 writes: Thank you Nelly i didn't know you could freeze buttermilk i just hate to throw away so i don't buy ....but now i will.. Posted: 4:47 pm on September 18th

Nelly34_Bell writes: I've been freezing buttermilk in 1 cup portions
for years, and my recipes usually turn out great. Must thaw it out in the fridge, though, not the microwave. Stir or mix real well, and there you have it.

Nelly Bell Posted: 8:46 pm on July 30th

cinmyrs writes: These are great ideas, but I do wish you could buy buttermilk in a pint (like cream). I never really want the whole quart. Posted: 10:44 am on July 30th

Ladyfish65 writes: On my blog, Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness, I did a recipe from The Cornbread Gospels called SAVORY ONION-SCALLION CORN CAKES. They are made with 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk. I make them all the time. Matter of fact, I keep buttermilk in the fridge just so I can make these.

I also have a recipe with buttermilk in scones.

And on occassion I have been known to make creme fraiche with buttermilk and heavy cream.

Love, love, love buttermilk.

Posted: 6:38 am on July 30th

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