Poor Man's Alfredo Sauce An Original
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- 1 1/2 c
- 2 Tbsp
- heaping corn starch mixed in 1/2 cup cold water
- 4 to 6 oz
- sour cream
- 4 oz
- cream cheese (optional)
- 1/4 stick
- butter or more
- 3 clove
- garlic crushed and minced or more
- 2/3 c
- parmesan cheese dry or grated
- 1/3 tsp
- pepper -- white preferred it hides
1Warm 1 1/2 cup Milk in skillet just to low simmer. Mix Corn Starch in 1/2 cup Cold Water to make slurry, add to pan and stir. increase heat and stir until thickened, Corn Starch needs to come to rolling simmer or low boil to thicken. Then reduce heat to low simmer.
2Add the Sour Cream and Cream Cheese if using. Add Butter. and remaining ingredients except salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate. Note: 2 tablespoons Olive Oil could be added in lieu of some of the butter.
3Simmer for ten or fifteen minutes. Stir occasionally then taste. Parmesan is salty so should require very little additional salt. After sampling add salt and pepper to your taste.
4This freezes well. If re-heating a little Milk may be used for the consistency of your liking.
5The Topper -- I like cooked Shrimp or Scallops heaped on my Alfredo. Sauteed Chicken works also.