Smetana Russian sour cream is used in many recipes, from salads to desserts or casserole dishes. For example smetana can be used as:
- As a sauce to salads
- As a final touch to soups, such as borscht
- As a casserole sauce used in stews – its high content in fat allows smetana not to curdle at higher temperatures unlike similar crème fraîche.
- As a base for cremes or desserts, for example prunes with walnuts
- Mixed with tvorog for breakfast
Smetana is also very popular in Ukrainian, Belarusian and Polish cuisines.
Recipes with smetana:
|Soups||Savoury bites||Sweet pancakes||Protein rich breakfast||Dessert|
|Condiment to various hot and cold soups||Sauce for potato pancakes draniki||Cottage cheese syrniki pancakes||Tvorog with smetana and berries||Prunes and walnuts in thickened smetana|