It's a good thing when you learn how to make sour cream from scratch.
This sour cream is delicious and makes food so flavorful. I include many homemade condiments too.
HOMEMADE SOUR CREAM FROM SCRATCH
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream or homemade buttermilk (white vinegar will work)
In a screw-top jar, or mason jar with lid, combine the heavy cream and sour cream (or buttermilk). Shake the ingredients up a bit to thoroughly mix and let stand, covered, at room temperature for about 24 hours or until it becomes very thick.
You can store your sour cream in the refrigerator in the original jar you mixed it in (or use some other resealable container) for up to one week.
Make sure that your sour cream is well chilled before using. If you want to make a lighter sour cream, substitute whole milk for 1/2 cup of the heavy cream.
EASY POTATO SALAD RECIPE WITH CHEESE AND BACON
2 pounds clean, scrubbed new red potatoes
1 pound bacon
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Miracle Whip
1 cup sour cream, recipe above
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving.