Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

Substituting ghee for butter in BAKING

by sequins 11 years ago

In equal proportions or not? And is such substitution ever a bad idea? I'd be interested in its effects on, say, ch...


suzier commented 7 days ago

Paneer Substitute

by sunflowerqueen 6 months ago

Does anyone know any cheeses that i might be able to sub for paneer in a tikka masala curry?


lokidog commented 14 days ago

Will tomato paste + water = tomato sauce substitute

by redthong 8 years ago

My coupon-clipping teenager recently purchased 20 cans of essentially free tomato paste. So far I've used one. Toni...


crazygiraffelady commented 19 days ago

Tamales - Is lard necessary plus...

by JoLi 11 years ago

I am going to venture and making this tamale recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beef-tamales/detail.aspx Questio...


BigG commented 26 days ago

What are some low potassium substitutes for tomatoes and dried beans/peas/lentils?

by magnoliasouth 5 years ago

I have been switched to a low potassium diet... that I absolutely hate. Every food I love is high in potassium. :( ...


LaRee commented 30 days ago

Confused about cayenne pepper, chili powder and paprika

by hungryann 11 years ago

They seem pretty similar; I guess thay are made from different types of chilies but are their differences so signific...


garimakapur commented 1 month ago

Spanish Chorizo substitute for Paella

by chuttney1 6 years ago

My mom says Spanish Chorizo is made with pig brains. She fears the diseases pig brains have and knows you can't kill ...


lobsterchurch commented 1 month ago

Substituting shortening

by lainie51 1 month ago

I have a recipe that calls for 2/3 cup shortening? I don't use it. How much butter can I use in place of it or how mu...


acgold7 commented 1 month ago

What is a comparable cheese to Comte'?

by Angelina 10 years ago

I have been looking in my foodstore (Wegmans in NJ) and they never have it! Although they advirtise it, they still h...


benbenberi commented 1 month ago

Substitute for mushrooms...

by JuniorBalloon 3 years ago

So many recipes call for them, but I am one of those unlucky people that hates mushrooms. To me they taste like dirt....


small h commented 1 month ago

Substitution for lemongrass??

by im_nomad 10 years ago

I want to make a thai truffle recipe i found this weekend..but there is not one piece of lemongrass to be found ANYWH...


thegforceny commented 2 months ago

Substitute for Hazelnuts?

by KrissyWats 13 years ago

I am making the same turkey this year for Thanksgiving that I made last year since 10 of us ate an entire 20lb turkey...


GH1618 commented 2 months ago

What can I use instead of lamb shoulder?

by Jjomalle 2 months ago

I came across a delicious sounding recipe on cook's illustrated, Irish Strew with Carrots and Turnips. I really want ...


MmeFleiss commented 2 months ago

Knorr, but healthy?

by dickgrub 2 months ago

Sure do respect Chef Marco Pierre White, and his You Tube video using Knorr cubes to make a paste which amps up the f...


santiagodraco commented 2 months ago

What is Caster Sugar?

by Brian 15 years ago

I'm making a recipe that calls for 4 tbsp of caster sugar. Never heard of it. Can I substitute regular sugar for it?


angelalazay commented 2 months ago

Lillet Blanc Substitute???

by Russian 7 years ago

Just moved to Moscow for several months, and brought some of my more exotic liquor with me, but didn't have room enou...


barooney commented 2 months ago

Which Bay Area fish to make gefilte fish

by dpifko 2 months ago

I'm making gefilte fish at home, from scratch, for Passover this year. I'd like to use fish varieties that are relat...


dpifko commented 2 months ago

Orange Juice Substitute?

by lesliefay 10 years ago

Hi! I'm sure that this has been posted at some point and I just can't find it, but what do you all think is the best ...


ferret commented 2 months ago

Non-ketchup meatloaf recipes needed

by lillotis 8 years ago

I have never been a fan of meatloaf because I do not like ketchup and they all seem to include that as main ingredien...


Madrid commented 2 months ago

I can't do goat cheese. Substitute?

by Susan627 9 years ago

I love any kind of cheese, the stinkier the better. But I just can't wrap my arms around chevre. I have tried all k...


jnhump commented 2 months ago