- 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:
|Protein rich breakfast
|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