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Old 04-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Alfredo Sauce? Your tips and recipes.

How do you guys going about making alfredo sauce? Any tips and tricks? What are your favorite ingredients etc?

If all else, just post your tried and true recipe. I know i can go search for a recipe on the internet, but bollocks to that.

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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How do you guys going about making alfredo sauce?
Alfredo is soooo good and sooo simple. Make sure you visit the gym or do a run the next day.

Get your mis-en-place ready
cream
parmesian -- I like it very cheesy
salt/pepper (white pepper if you have)

Optionals:
chopped parsely
cooked bacon, pancetta, or any pork product
mushrooms (any variety, try a dried wild mix, reconstitute first)
sundried or fresh tomatoes
artichokes
garlic
Very optional -- egg yolk

Reduce the cream a little
add the cheese
toss cooked fettucine
add any of the optionals
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:40 PM   #3
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Alfredo is soooo good and sooo simple. Make sure you visit the gym or do a run the next day.

Get your mis-en-place ready
cream
parmesian -- I like it very cheesy
salt/pepper (white pepper if you have)

Optionals:
chopped parsely
cooked bacon, pancetta, or any pork product
mushrooms (any variety, try a dried wild mix, reconstitute first)
sundried or fresh tomatoes
artichokes
garlic
Very optional -- egg yolk

Reduce the cream a little
add the cheese
toss cooked fettucine
add any of the optionals
sounds simple, but very tasty.

you dont add milk or butter to the sauce?
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #4
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you could probably use milk but i think it's better with cream
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:58 PM   #5
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you could probably use milk but i think it's better with cream
im noob to cooking, i assumed you'd use both
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
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sounds simple, but very tasty.

you dont add milk or butter to the sauce?
Butter will make it "silky". Up to you. Milk? Umm, no. Already lots of cream in it. Butter will aslo make it bind little.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:47 PM   #7
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The advantage to cream is that you can simmer it without breaking the sauce - milk will curdle. I LOVE alfredo and this sounds like a delightful recipe! Thank you!
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:02 PM   #8
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how long should you simmer the sauce?
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:17 PM   #9
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We always used Half-n-Half (Cream) for our alfredo sauces. Like Eric said though, get ready for the gym, LOL. I have a good recipe that I look for and post, I also have a low fat version of the same recipe. When I get a chance i'll post both of them.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:26 PM   #10
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Eric's recipe is a good one.

I use heavy cream, butter, black pepper and parm.
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