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creme fraiche substitute

Debating between subbing with full fat greek yogurt or sour cream. I do not want to make my own. Which would you say is a better substitution?

asked by ATG117 almost 7 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
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added almost 7 years ago

I'd use full fat Greek yogurt because it has more body than sour cream and in that way better replicates creme fraiche. It's not as rich as creme fraiche but you won't suffer too much.

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ATG117
added almost 7 years ago

Thanks!

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Cannizzo
added almost 7 years ago

I agree with Amanda I have done it and it was fine only not as rich but nobody noticed

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Donnacita
added almost 7 years ago

I have mixed sour cream with a bit of heavy cream as substitute. Tastes milder/"fresher" than plain yogurt.

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June Thinnes
added almost 3 years ago

I whip 2 parts heavy cream with 1 part creamed cheese. Seems to work.

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Smaug
added almost 3 years ago

Mexican Crema is your best bet, but of the two you mention, sour cream. There is no hiding the assertive (and to many repulsive) flavor of yogurt.

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