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Buttermilk Substitution

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 Recipe Information  
Category: Substitutes
Recipe Created By: Christi

Buttermilk Substitution


1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
1 cup safe milk substitute

Put vinegar in measuring cup. Fill to 1 cup with safe milk or substitute. Allow to stand a few minutes before using.


Vinegar or lemon juice can be used.

Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.

 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame

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Comments (2) -

Was interested in trying this in a fried chicken recipe...think it would still be ok to use as a buttermilk substitute if frying is involved?

Kathy P - KFA Admin 11/4/2015 12:12:03 PM

It works great for fried chicken!  I use it all the time.  I soak my chicken in a mixture of So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk beverage and the juice of a lemon.  I add a shot of hot sauce too.  So yummy!

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