Crème fraîche is a workhorse in the kitchen, and it’s a classic favorite for topping creamy soups or crisp crostini. But the real magic happens when crème fraîche is taken out of its comfort zone. The following five recipes combine old-school and new-kid-on-the-block techniques for cooking with crème fraîche, whether it’s blended with velvety avocado into a rich sauce for steak or used as a thick, tangy base for a seasonal flatbread. Using up that last bit of a tub never tasted so good.
Want delicious crème fraîche recipes? Try these:
Skirt Steak with Avocado-Crème Fraîche Drizzle
Spicy seared steak cools off with a rich avocado-crème fraîche sauce. Get the recipe.
Smooth, creamy, smoky, and snackable, these potato halves may be served as an appetizer, snack, or main course, depending on how you slice ’em.
Orecchiette with Crème Fraîche, Swiss Chard, and Toasted Walnuts
Creamy, bright, and oh-so-comforting, this simple pasta recipe can also be made with fresh or frozen tortellini.
This warmly spiced cake is a fine addition to any holiday dessert spread, especially when accompanied by slightly sour, crème fraîche-kissed whipped cream.
Braised Escarole Flatbread with Crème Fraîche, Honey, and Eggs
Photo Credit: Image of spoon full of crème fraîche courtesy of Shutterstock.
Hearty greens, zippy cheese, sweet honey, and silky eggs combine to make a decadent topping for chewy naan bread.