There is something really satisfying about sour cream. It is filling and creamy and delicious, and just adds depth and flavor to anything it touches. Crème fraiche is a little less common, but similar in texture and consistency, so it can add an unexpected tang to dishes that would usually use sour cream.
Whether you prefer sour cream or crème fraiche, they are cultured, traditional foods that are nutrient-dense and (when sourced well and not using ultra-pasteurized cream) contain valuable nutrients and probiotics. Did you know that both sour cream and crème fraiche are easy to make? Not only that, but they taste even better when made in clay! Here’s another instance where your clay pot comes in handy, if not necessarily for cooking, in the strictest sense of the word.
Use Creme Fraiche in any recipe that calls for sour cream--it just has a slightly different taste, so use whichever you prefer!