Give milk a night out. These versatile recipes show that just plain milk has uses far beyond the cereal bowl.
Don't let that milk in the fridge go to waste! Discover the many ways you can incorporate milk into daily cooking, from chicken-fried
steak and casseroles to soup and hot chocolate.
Classic Crème Caramel
The addition of eggs and a generous dose of vanilla transforms even lowfat milk into a silken dessert. Since it can chill
indefinitely in the fridge before serving, this recipe lets you spend time with guests at the table instead of in the kitchen.
Think cauliflower is boring? You won't after tasting this delectable gratin, where the vegetable is coated in a leek-and-parmesan
sauce made with low-fat milk then topped with herbed, buttered crumbs. Bring it to potlucks and watch it disappear.
The Ferrari of hot chocolates, this sophisticated European version includes bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and a strip of
orange rind, making a perfect after-dinner drink. Be sure to remove from heat when a string of tiny bubbles forms around the
edge of the pan, because boiling might cause the milk to curdle.
Dipping cube steaks in a mixture of milk and eggs helps cracker crumbs adhere to the meat and results in a thick, even coating.
Once the steaks are crisply fried, pour more milk into the pan drippings to create the gravy that makes this top-rated Southern
specialty so distinctive.
This recipe features an Italian technique of slowly cooking a whole pork roast in milk, and the result is succulent meat with
a nutty, intensely flavorful sauce. Because it braises in a slow cooker for hours with virtually no attention, it's an ideal
Don't fret if you have a crowd to feed. A no-cook roux makes this luxuriously creamy mac and cheese a snap to fix: just stir
boiled macaroni into a mixture of flour, milk, and cheese then stick it in the oven–voilà! Dinner for eight.
Pieces of smoked turkey breast give this dish an alluring aroma that complements the nutty flavor of wild rice. A milk-and-flour
slurry added towards the end of cooking gives the soup a voluptuous consistency.