Dry Cottage Cheese

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    Oct 31, 2014 3:38 AM GMT
    Hi there, I am wondering if anyone has any ideas how to use that *Dry* cottage cheese.

    I am not a fussy eater, but they are really bland and have an odd texture, and other than making them with eggs I have no ideas what else could I use them with.


    Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Nov 04, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    Stuffed into half of a cantaloupe? Mixed in a tuna salad? Lots of ways.
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    Nov 04, 2014 5:56 AM GMT
    Stuffed fruits and veg is one way. Cooking with it, like using it for lasagna is another. bake with it... Like cheese cake. Melted in pasta, or as a pizza cheese....

    Since I eat kosher (not mixing meats and cheeses, yes I gave up bacon too) when I use it I use it as meat substitute in meat and cheese mixed dishes.

    Dry curd Cottage Cheese was primary a cooking cheese, unlike conventional 'wet' cottage cheese that can be eaten alone.

    BB and lifters tend to use Dry Curd Cottage Cheese by mixing other stuff in it because of the lower sodium (added salt) and high in protein. mixing it with low sodium yogurt and/or no sugar added cream, even mixing protein mix in it.

    You can add a bit of cream to the dry cheese and use it in any recipe that calls for cottage cheese. This gives you a bit more control over added salt and added sugars
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    Nov 04, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
    I made the mistake of buying some farmer's cheese once, which according to my googling is the same thing as dry cottage cheese. Little to no flavor, dry and boring. I don't think it melted either, but that may have been paneer cheese, equally flavorless and dry and boring.

    Regular cottage cheese, brought out ahead of time and warmed up to room temperature, is heaven; tastes better than God's cock, as Paula Deen would say.
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    Nov 05, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    i use tofu to thicken smoothies, just thinking you could use cottage cheese instead.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    I didn't know about dry cottage cheese, but it sounds like something between the usual cottage cheese and paneer.

    That said... any of a variety of Indian dishes? I wish I'd known about dry cottage cheese when I had more time to cook; it might be a cheaper alternative to paneer.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
    yetanotherphil said... I wish I'd known about dry cottage cheese when I had more time to cook; it might be a cheaper alternative to paneer.


    supposedly you can make paneer at home:
    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-paneer-cheese-in-30-minutes-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-57008

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    Nov 05, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    Are you talking about pot cheese?