12 Buttermilk Recipes for Everything from Cake to Fried Chicken

Buttermilk is a classic country ingredient and has been for quite sometime. It gets its bitter/tangy taste from the amount of acid in the milk. Buttermilk originally came from the left over liquid after the churning of butter, and can still be homemade in the same way today.

The 12 buttermilk recipes below have comfort food written all over them.

1. Fried Catfish

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Sweet Tea and Cornbread

Southern fried catfish is dipped in lovely buttermilk then battered and fried to a golden brown finish.

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2. Buttermilk Biscuits

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Welcome Home

Pull out those preserves and let these biscuits melt in your mouth.

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3. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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She Knows

Whether its wings, fries, pizza, etc ranch gets the job done. America’s favorite condiment packs a buttermilk punch.

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4. Buttermilk Pancakes

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Bon Appetit

Who can say no to something that beautiful?!

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5. Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Fork Knife Swoon

The buttermilk adds an extra twang to your mashed potatoes.

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6. Chess Pie

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A Cook And Her Books

A pie so heavy and rich, you’ll need to clear your schedule for bliss.

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7. Blueberry Muffins

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Tori Avey

Let the sweet balance the tartness of the buttermilk. A lovely muffin packed with flavor.

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8. Fried Chicken

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The Little Epicurean

Now you know this wasn’t gonna end without some good ol’ buttermilk fried chicken!

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9. Panna Cotta

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Butterlust

Remember to apply some finesse in this dish as it’s very technical and tedious, but the pay-off is worth it.

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10. Lemon Butter Pound Cake

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Once Upon A Chef

Another sweet satisfaction made even sweeter with a glaze.

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11. Cornbread

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The Girl Who Ate Everything

Use some of that buttermilk to make a side for your chili or red beans and rice.

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12. Macaroni and Cheese

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One Hungry Mama

Buttermilk equals comfort food. And what better way to embrace that than with a creamy macaroni and cheese?

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