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Old 11-29-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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What can I cook with Buttermilk?

So tonight I made my fried chicken which I always use buttermilk for. Problem is the smaller cartoon of buttermilk was more expensive than the 1/2 gallon Kroger brand. I hate to waste so much! So what else can I do with buttermilk? Nothing too elaborate please! I used about half the cartoon for the chicken.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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I am a sucker for buttermilk pancakes....
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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Hmm. I do have pancake mix! Thanks for the idea.

Any others?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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You don't need no mix...

Cup buttermilk
Cup flour
2tbl sugar
pinch salt
tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg
3Tbs butter


Mix the dry stuff together
melt the butter and mix the wet stuff together
Mix the two parts together gently, if too thick thin with a bit more buttermilk (or regular) and ladle onto a hot griddle.

Flip, plate, eat, enjoy.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:50 AM   #5
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Whenever I have leftover buttermilk I usually make banana bread.

Well... provided I also have leftover bananas.

Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is another option.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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buttermilk is a great marinade base.

mix 2 cups buttermilk and a good squirt of hot sauce, toss in oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, etc., and marinate for an hour. add powdered cayenne for more heat.
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toss marinated seafood in seasoned flour,

deep fry at 375 for just a minute or so until golden.

serve on tartar sauced toasted buns.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:09 AM   #7
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We can only buy buttermilk in little pots, I use quite a lot making Irish Soda Bread and Serbian Proja (cornbread) and scones. Has anyone tried to make it?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:14 AM   #8
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Here's something I've bookmarked for next time I make pancakes. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!

Buttermilk Caramel Syrup

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter*
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

In a large saucepan, bring buttermilk, sugars, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat andwhisk in soda and vanilla. It will bubble up a lot. Hopefully you used a large saucepan like I told you. As it cools, the bubbles will go away.

*Notes:

-The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup butter. I cut back to 1/4 cup to save my waistline and my husband’s cholesterol, but you can feel free to use all of it if you so desire. I won’t stand in your way.

-This stuff is so delicious, we haven’t gone back to maple syrup. We also use it on buttermilk pancakes, waffles, and German pancakes. It can also be served over ice cream.

-Several readers have asked how long this will keep in the refrigerator. I’m not exactly sure because with 4 hungry boys we finish things off pretty fast. But I know we’ve kept some for at least 2-3 months and it was just fine.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:45 AM   #9
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pancakes waffles biscuits corn bread all respond well to buttermilk. Use in mashed potatoes. Use as marinade for chicken, calamari, batter dip for catfish. Use in smoothies in place of yogurt. Buttermilk will keep longer than whole milk in your fridge.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:47 AM   #10
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You can freeze buttermilk. I usually freeze it in one cup containers to use later. It does tend to seperate, but it works for baking. Buttermilk waffles are great. I use the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens "red and white" cookbook. I add freshly ground cardamon and orange zest.

Here's a link with a bunch of recipes using buttermilk:

All buttermilk recipes | quick and easy free printable buttermilk recipe

I like to mix it with half and half with orange juice or lemonade for a refreshing beverage when it is hot outside--a treat we used to drink on the Island of Juist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juist). But I guess the taste of buttermilk is an acquired taste. It is a probiotic, so it is good for you <g>.
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