A question about a recipe: Individual Sweet Potato Gratins with Creme Fraiche, Onions, and Bacon

I have a question about the recipe "Individual Sweet Potato Gratins with Creme Fraiche, Onions, and Bacon" from apartmentcooker. what is Creme Fraiche and is there a good substitute?

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sdebrango
sdebrango April 30, 2011

Creme fraiche is similar to sour cream. Has a sour taste is very creamy. I'm sure if you cannot find creme fraiche that sour cream would be a good substitute.

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JeanineAAA
JeanineAAA April 30, 2011

Thank You so Much!! Sdebrango for the quick response, I really appreciate it. Have an awesome weekend, J

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Miafoodie
Miafoodie May 1, 2011

I think that Creme Fraiche is similar to sour cream mixed with whipped cream.
This is what gives you the sour but creamy taste.

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boulangere
boulangere May 1, 2011

It's very easy to make your own creme fraiche. I cup of heavy cream whisked with 1 tablespoon of buttermilk. If you are lucky enough to have access to an oven with a pilot light, set your mixture in it. If now, Pour your mixture into a glass jar, wrap with a heating pad (I'm not kidding), and secure with large rubber bands for 24 hours. You'll have wonderful creme fraiche.

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