Definition of buttermilk
1 : the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream
2 : cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk
Recent Examples of buttermilk from the Web
Cooks brine the chicken in buttermilk and coat it in organic brown rice flour before frying.
But there are also the Havana ($11.50), a variation on a Cuban sandwich with all the pork and ham that that entails, and the Weekender ($12.50), whose chief ingredients are buttermilk fried chicken and pepper bacon.
When oven is hot, paint some of the buttermilk on the edges of the pie crust.
With a light buttermilk dressing, this colorful carrot salad makes the perfect start to any summer meal.
The New Center café will feature Avalon's sweet and savory Bellevue buttermilk biscuits with a variety of toppings.
However, there's nothing more decadent than the red velvet, with its rich cocoa and buttermilk batter riddled with gooey chocolate chips.
This shrimp and grits is sautéed Gulf shrimp with an amber beer and rosemary reduction, creamy stone-ground grits served with a buttermilk biscui ($15).
Some cooks combine the methods, and dip the chicken in buttermilk, milk or eggs before coating it in seasoned flour or starch.
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BUTTERMILK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of buttermilk for English Language Learners
: the liquid that is left after butter has been made from milk or cream
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Definition of buttermilk for Students
: the liquid left after churning butter from milk or cream
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