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Powerman
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Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
It's one of those things I sort of forget that I have at times. I used some as a creamer for my coffee earlier because I didn't feel like running to the store.

If I have it on hand I usually use it as part of my custard base for bread pudding.

I'm convinced that it's probably an under utilized tool in the arsenal of most home cooks. Where can I put this to more use?


Cold Drink
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Love evap milk. It’s my daily coffee creamer and has been since I was a kid.


I also like to pour some over strawberries w/ a little sugar. Other than that I use it pretty regularly in any cream based dishes.


But yeah I use it all the time and it’s definitely a staple at my house


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Anything you dredge in milk I normally use evap milk for instance


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Degas
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Make flan.


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Mashed potatoes
Baked Mac and cheese


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Not sure I’ve ever used evaporated milk for anything much less purchased if


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Mashed potatoes


Excellent when used in mashed potatoes along with real butter, a bit of salt and pepper to taste. The potatoes whip up nice and creamy with those ingredients and have a smooth, rich flavor.


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Nicky Parrish
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Mashed potatoes

I also use it for scalloped potatoes


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LouisianaLady
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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much less purchased


Same. Couldn’t even tell you where it is in the store.


Powerman
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
It can be found in the baking aisle

I don't understand the science of it but it is the superior choice to fresh dairy in many cooked dishes


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
I usually keep a can in the pantry in case I make Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meat Loaf. It calls for 1/2 cup.


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MeridianDog
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Same. Couldn’t even tell you where it is in the store.


Isle 12, middle of shelf on the right side (store front or produce dept. - depending on whether they run the shelves side to side or front to back). Always right beside the Sweetened condensed milk. Really close to the powdered milk and the flan in a can.

Really good stuff. use it for milk if you want the results to be richer and more creamy. Suggested uses pancakes, waffles, sauces, gravies, casseroles, cheese dishes, any tater recipe, stroganoff, coffee.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 9:44 am


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
No. never even in the house.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 10:12 am


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Soul Gleaux
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
Makes one helluva sausage gravy for biscuits.


rodnreel
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
I have a crawfish pie recipe that uses 1 can of ev. milk. yum.


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Make flan.


Love flan. When that caramel topping just has a touch of crunch on it? Ubelievable.


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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Makes one helluva sausage gravy for biscuits.


Don't forget the chicken fried steak.


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nerd guy
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Makes one helluva sausage gravy for biscuits.



Huh. Never tried making a gravy with it. Sounds like something I need to try.


Powerman
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
I'd imagine it would make gravy a snap

It has the benefit of having fewer calories of something like heavy cream but it won't curdle like milk and you still get the taste and the mouth feel that you're looking for


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Powerman
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re: Do you use evaporated milk in your cooking?
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Love evap milk. It’s my daily coffee creamer and has been since I was a kid.


I also like to pour some over strawberries w/ a little sugar. Other than that I use it pretty regularly in any cream based dishes.


But yeah I use it all the time and it’s definitely a staple at my house

I was googling different uses for it and evidently it's good for making home made ice cream and keeps it from getting too "icy"


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