What to do with leftover dry sherry

Dry sherry (such as palo cortado, amontillado or olorosoin) is often used to add flavour to poultry dishes. Discover how you can use up leftover dry sherry in your cooking here.

What to do with leftover dry sherry

Recipes using dry sherry

How to use up leftover dry sherry

  • Fruit salad dressing
    Stir 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice and a splash of dry sherry in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Toss with your favourite fresh fruit, leave to soak for 30 minutes, then serve.
  • Sherry potato bake
    Thinly slice large potatoes and layer in a baking dish, seasoning as you go. Cover with dry sherry and melted butter, then bake until the potatoes are soft when pierced and golden on top.
  • Quick French onion soup
    Lightly caramelise onions in oil and butter, add crushed garlic and chopped fresh thyme leaves, then cook for 10 minutes to soften the garlic flavour. Add half a bottle of dry white wine and a good glug of dry sherry, then reduce by half. Add a litre of good quality hot stock, then simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Top crusty bread with grated gruyère cheese and grill until melted; serve on top of soup.

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