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Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Binky » Sat May 15, 2021 7:33 pm

The stupid supermarket delivery has brought us cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. I use cream cheese a lot for making pates and other savouries.

Cottage cheese isn't so versatile- I remember it from my twenties when everyone was 'slimming' and had it for lunch.

What can we do with it apart from cheese and pineapple on crackers :vomit

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Sloe-Gin » Sat May 15, 2021 7:43 pm

Mix with prawns in avocado? It's just so bland, isn't it?
Mix with tinned mackerel for pate or maybe a chunky egg mayo?
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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby WWordsworth » Sat May 15, 2021 7:45 pm

About a thousand years ago I sometimes made a cottage cheese and parsley flan.
Happy to dig the recipe out if it might float your boat.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Suffs » Sat May 15, 2021 7:49 pm

Yes I used to use it in a flan ... I think it came from a Dairy Council or MMB recipe book.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby herbidacious » Sat May 15, 2021 8:07 pm

Delia suggest it as sub for ricotta, in the not yet terribly international '80s... so spinach and cottage cheese cannelloni etc.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat May 15, 2021 8:27 pm

In my wholefood cafe days, two of the flans/quiches we made contained cottage cheese. One had the cheese mixed with a little sauteed onion and sweetcorn and then the usual eggs and milk/cream* and the other was a mix of blue cheese and cottage cheese with the usual egg etc.
*Both were very good, especially the blue cheese, but you had to go easy on the liquid with the corn one as it produced liquid whilst cooking.

One person used to use it instead of bechamel for a veggie lasagne but I can't say I was keen.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sat May 15, 2021 9:05 pm

I recall once making a wholemeal flour flan case, then filling it with CCheese and prawns ... You might need to add an egg to help it set ... and/or add oats to the pastry for more taste too

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Pepper Pig » Sat May 15, 2021 9:08 pm

The only thing I can remember cooking is Slimming World Crustless Quiche. There are various versions online.

https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes ... tte-quiche

It’s not bad at all actually. Otherwise it’s OK mixed with chives and done as a topping for jacket potatoes. I usually drain it first though.

I like the pineapple one straight from the tub. M&S do a rather good one with prawns too.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat May 15, 2021 10:40 pm

It's nice in scrambled egg, especially with chives or similar.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat May 15, 2021 11:43 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:The only thing I can remember cooking is Slimming World Crustless Quiche. There are various versions online.

https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes ... tte-quiche

It’s not bad at all actually. Otherwise it’s OK mixed with chives and done as a topping for jacket potatoes. I usually drain it first though.

I like the pineapple one straight from the tub. M&S do a rather good one with prawns too.

I was thinking of the crust less quiche - it’s really a cross between a quiche filling and frittata and you can riff on it

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Gillthepainter » Sun May 16, 2021 8:30 am

Love cottage cheese.
My go to snack is ryvita, marmite and cottage cheese. (back in the 80's, it was a slimming dish that you grilled - don't do it! )

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If you have any quark recipes, it's a great sub.
I sometimes make nibbles called pogácsa

Flaky light savoury snacks.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby northleedsbhoy » Sun May 16, 2021 9:28 am

I just eat out of the tub with a spoon, especially the pineapple variety. I love it but not so keen on it with salad’s etc.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sun May 16, 2021 11:06 am

I looked up pogascas Gill, but could only find recipes in some foreign tongue :roll: :( Can you offer a translation as I really like the look of them :thumbsup :bounce: :yum

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Binky » Sun May 16, 2021 11:42 am

I'm going to try the frittata idea(s) as it will do nicely as a quick lunch (we prefer our main meal in the evening).

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Stokey Sue » Sun May 16, 2021 11:50 am

I found a few recipes in English but the search doesn’t copy across for some reason

Here’s info - I think you can spell it in many ways,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogača

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby jeral » Sun May 16, 2021 12:20 pm

Try this recipe for the Hungarian savoury cakes:
https://dailynewshungary.com/recipe-week-pogacsa/

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Gillthepainter » Sun May 16, 2021 12:23 pm

This is the recipe I use: https://www.deliciousdays.com/archives/ ... y-pogacsa/

Dead easy, Patsy.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Binky » Sun May 16, 2021 2:13 pm

I made this with artichokes, red peppers, red onion, mushrooms with a mix of cottage cheese and eggs on top. As an experiment I cooked it on the hob, in a lidded frying pan. It wasn't as firm as an omelette and broke up on removal, but it tasted very good.

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun May 16, 2021 2:46 pm

Looks lovely, Binky :yum Did you have the artichokes from a jar?

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Re: Cottage cheese ideas

Postby Binky » Sun May 16, 2021 4:17 pm

Yes, both the peppers and artichokes were in jars. We have these and jarred mushrooms as antipasti and/or a quick topping for our pizzas.

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