sour cream

noun

Definition of sour cream

: a soured cream product produced by the action of lactobacilli

Examples of sour cream in a Sentence

He put sour cream on his baked potato.

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Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the sour cream and mayonnaise. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Four perfect tacos featuring fish, turkey, or mojo pork," 4 Sep. 2019 There was a collective nod that the original Chive and Onion was still the best, highlighting while not masking the goodness of the sour cream. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "New Top the Tater flavors rise to the occasion," 4 Sep. 2019 The generous dusting of Cotija on elote is nearly as important as the corn itself, bringing the sweetness of the kernels and the tang of the sour cream into harmonious balance. Bon Appétit, "The Salty, Crumbly, Addictive Cheese That We'd Find Any Excuse to Eat," 28 Aug. 2019 Try it: Enjoy it in place of foods that are higher in saturated fat—use 1/4 to 1/5 of a medium avocado to replace the mayo on your sandwich, the butter on your toast, or the sour cream on your baked potato. 2. SELF, "19 Healthy, High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied," 8 Aug. 2019 For the avocado crema: Combine the sour cream or crema, avocado, lime juice and salt in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "These fish tacos channel the best beach vacation vibes," 22 July 2019 Step 4 For the avocado crema: Combine the sour cream or crema, avocado, lime juice and salt in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "These fish tacos channel the best beach vacation vibes," 17 July 2019 Poor Russian Jewish peasants usually added potatoes and sour cream to their schav for a hearty meal served with dark bread. Susan Barocas, sun-sentinel.com, "Why cold soups are really Jewish," 17 July 2019 Try the fried duck egg, manchego spiked polenta, scallions; fingerling potatoes, poached egg, chorizo cream; and the sour cream doughnuts, dulce de leche. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Where you can find Baltimore’s bougiest brunches," 9 July 2019

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1776, in the meaning defined above

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sour cream

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sour cream

: a thick cream that has a sour flavor

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