Buttermilk Recipes

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Buttermilk Bread I

Rating: 3.85 stars
This is a great bread recipe for your bread machine. It's easy and very good.

Buttermilk Potato Fried Chicken

Rating: 3.71 stars
A tasty alternative to your run-of-the-mill fried chicken. Buttermilk- and spud-coated fried chicken. Yeehaw!

Buttermilk Biscuits I

Rating: 4.08 stars
This recipe was sent to me by a friend, the biscuits are delicious and very easy to make!

Irresistible Raspberry Buttermilk Dumplings

Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful twist on this old fashioned favorite, used for dessert or even breakfast! These buttermilk dumplings are light, fluffy, and full of flavor. The very slight tang of the buttermilk compliments the sweetness of the syrup like raspberry dumpling sauce. We love it warm with vanilla ice cream, or they're even great cold!

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Rating: 4.81 stars
This is my grandmother's cornbread recipe and it's the best - sweet and moist!

Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits

Rating: 4.66 stars
This deceptively simple recipe can come out a million different ways with some very minor variations on the ingredients and amounts. This one's my favorite - flaky, but not dry; chewy, but not tough; crisp in just the right spots.

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides. After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and cooked.

Classic Bran Muffins

Rating: 4.79 stars
A delicious source of fiber! My family have them almost every morning. Great healthy muffins! You may substitute dates for the raisins if you wish.

Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops

Rating: 4.64 stars
You know that when a recipe has 'smothered' in the name, it's going to be easy. It's a beautiful combination of dark, rich onion gravy covering pan-fried pork chops. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Rating: 4.71 stars
Top your perfect salad with my creamy and chunky blue cheese dressing recipe. It has a nicely balanced flavor and nice sweetness with a great creamy and chunky balance.

Grandma's Banana Bread

Rating: 4.73 stars
A super moist banana bread which uses six bananas!

Chef John's Nashville Hot Chicken

Rating: 4.61 stars
If you've never had Nashville Hot Chicken, we're talking about an ultra-crispy fried chicken doused with a cayenne-infused glaze, and by 'glaze' I mean melted butter and lard. For the record, I've never been to Nashville, so I can't tell you how authentic this is, but it works for me, and is fairly easy to pull off.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Tender and Easy Buttermilk Waffles

Rating: 4.67 stars

An easy waffle recipe that results in a nice crisp outside, and tender middle waffle. I love the results this gives while not having to separate the eggs and take time to whip egg whites! These will also reheat in the toaster for a quick work day breakfast.