German Sour Cream and Dill Sauce Recipe - Dillsosse

Dill sauce
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings

This sour cream and dill sauce, known as dillsosse in German, is served over hard-cooked eggs for a light dinner or for meat fondue in Germany, but it works with scrambled eggs for breakfast, too. It's a no-cook recipe that serves 2 to 3 people. 

See below for more ways to use dill in traditional German recipes. And you might enjoy taking a look at these other typical German sauces.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or frozen and thawed dill
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon (or lime) juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons sweetener (agave nectar, sugar, honey)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or frozen and thawed dill, 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon or lime juice, 1 to 2 teaspoons sweetener of choice, 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste, and black pepper to taste. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  2. Even though fresh dill tastes best, you also can use frozen and thawed dill for this sauce.
  3. This German dillsosse is great for meat fondue, over eggs, on potatoes or over salad.

    More About Dill and Sour Cream in German Cooking

    Dill is the most commonly grown herb in Germany and appears in everything from appetizers to soups to salads to sauces, main courses and even desserts. 

    Likewise, sour cream appears in all courses. Originally, soured cream was made by frugal cooks as a way to preserve milk. It was created by fermenting cream that had been skimmed off the top of milk. As it fermented, it thickened and became more acidic, acting as a natural way of preserving itself. Soured cream or sour cream became such a taste sensation, it was no longer only made as a means of preservation, but because it was a flavor people craved.

    More Dill Recipes and Info:

    German Creamy Cucumber Salad with Dill Recipe

    German Marinated Bean Salad with Dill Recipe

    German Mustard Pickles Recipe

    German Cucumber-Dill Salad Recipe

    Dill Cooking Tips

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 98
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 23 mg
    Sodium 113 mg
    Carbohydrates 8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)