Anyone know?? "canned cream" in Southern cookbook


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My mailman just hollered in to ask "the cook" :wink:
"What is canned cream?" :surprise: I haven't got a clue! LOL

He is using a "Southern cookbook" recipe for catfish. It tells
him to use various seasonings and canned cream to prepare the fish before frying. I told him my "guess" would be evaporated
milk in cans and to avoid the sweetened condensed canned milk.

Anybody know something else that a "down home" cookbook would
refer to as canned cream?? He comes back by in about two hours
so I'll flag him down if I'm wrong. DDD


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There is also a thing called "table cream" very sweet and very thick.

I would think that condensed or evap milk would be fine. Soaking any type of meat/chicken/fish in milk for a while usually tenderizes it.


My grandma's sugar cookie recipe calls for "sour cream" (not the variety you dip your chips in) and she always made it by putting vinegar in a can of carnation, so my guess is that carnation is the "modern" substitute.


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I'll find out how it tasted Monday. Our mailman is one fine specimen of manhood. He and his equally attractive wife have
three sons and spend 1/2 their life at the ball fields and the
other 1/2 in He's quick witted, a devoted Dad and
after ten years of being I find out he cooks, too. Wowser! (Somehow I am surprised by that, although I know
he is a very hands on Dad. Very interesting.) DDD