Recipe: Sour Cream Garlic Sauce with Chives

This creamy sauce, made with a little chicken broth, sour cream, garlic, chives, and a handful of other ingredients, is meant to go with the potato and cheese pierogi with kielbasa, but it could easily be served over potatoes, as a pasta sauce, or as a dip for chicken. It’s really easy to pull together and it’s incredibly flavorful.

Yields: About 2 cups
Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chives, fresh or dried

Directions
Heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally and watching to make sure it doesn’t brown. When fragrant and slightly soft, add the flour and continue to stir until it is well-incorporated into the butter and the mixture is golden yellow and no longer has a floury taste. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, whisking the mixture until it is well-blended, creamy, and slightly thick. Add the salt and pepper, then whisk in the sour cream until well-blended. Add in the chives, then serve.

This sauce is salty, buttery, and creamy, and almost has a slight bacon taste to it (not sure why though, but it’s good!). It was absolutely perfect on the pierogi and kielbasa and it could easily be used as a sort of alfredo sauce alternative on pasta or as a creamy gravy for potatoes or rice.

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