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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by Fatherducque » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:39 pm

A couple of tips...

A little Lawry's seasoned salt is often a quick fix.

A small pinch of cayenne or five drops of Tabasco sauce. If you taste the hotness, you added too much...put it will add a little "something" that you won't quite put your finger on.

Other than that, all I can say is to make sure your garlic is fresh and the Parmesan is a good brand.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:45 pm

Fatherducque wrote:A couple of tips...

A little Lawry's seasoned salt is often a quick fix.

A small pinch of cayenne or five drops of Tabasco sauce. If you taste the hotness, you added too much...put it will add a little "something" that you won't quite put your finger on.

Other than that, all I can say is to make sure your garlic is fresh and the Parmesan is a good brand.

Just google it, I am sure there are hundreds of recipes online for it. I personally, don't care for it that much. Allrecipes is a good site.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by Fatherducque » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:45 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:...Just google it, I am sure there are hundreds of recipes online for it. I personally, don't care for it that much. Allrecipes is a good site.
:hmm: I have, but I'm just no good at it. :embarrassed: I was hoping someone on here was REALLY good at making it and could give me a couple of tips.
I'm messin' something up. :dunno:
It's always too bland and sticky instead of creamy. :ohwell:
If it is too sticky, add more cream. Too bland may mean not enough salt...just a little more however!

Was your garlic fresh?

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by Fatherducque » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:48 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
Fatherducque wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:...Just google it, I am sure there are hundreds of recipes online for it. I personally, don't care for it that much. Allrecipes is a good site.
:hmm: I have, but I'm just no good at it. :embarrassed: I was hoping someone on here was REALLY good at making it and could give me a couple of tips.
I'm messin' something up. :dunno:
It's always too bland and sticky instead of creamy. :ohwell:
If it is too sticky, add more cream. Too bland may mean not enough salt...just a little more however!

Was your garlic fresh?
No. :embarrassed:
:shock:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo...

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:09 am

iamlookingup wrote:
Fatherducque wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:...Just google it, I am sure there are hundreds of recipes online for it. I personally, don't care for it that much. Allrecipes is a good site.
:hmm: I have, but I'm just no good at it. :embarrassed: I was hoping someone on here was REALLY good at making it and could give me a couple of tips.
I'm messin' something up. :dunno:
It's always too bland and sticky instead of creamy. :ohwell:
If it is too sticky, add more cream. Too bland may mean not enough salt...just a little more however!

Was your garlic fresh?
No. :embarrassed:
Yep, that's it. I learned a long time ago to buy fresh garlic once a week. If I don't use it all, I throw it away when I buy it the next week. It's cheap.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:10 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
Fatherducque wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:...Just google it, I am sure there are hundreds of recipes online for it. I personally, don't care for it that much. Allrecipes is a good site.
:hmm: I have, but I'm just no good at it. :embarrassed: I was hoping someone on here was REALLY good at making it and could give me a couple of tips.
I'm messin' something up. :dunno:
It's always too bland and sticky instead of creamy. :ohwell:
If it is too sticky, add more cream. Too bland may mean not enough salt...just a little more however!

Was your garlic fresh?
No. :embarrassed:
Yep, that's it. I learned a long time ago to buy fresh garlic once a week. If I don't use it all, I throw it away when I buy it the next week. It's cheap.
How do you know if the garlic at the store is any fresher than the garlic in your cupboard? :hmm:
I don't know for sure, but I am guessing it is.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by abbi » Sun May 08, 2016 1:35 pm

Are you using Flour as a thickener? The blandness could be from not cooking the flour enough. You can also add some cream cheese to it. Good fresh garlic is a must also.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon May 09, 2016 1:11 am

abbi wrote:Are you using Flour as a thickener? The blandness could be from not cooking the flour enough. You can also add some cream cheese to it. Good fresh garlic is a must also.
Cream cheese? hmm, that might be good. Great, now I am hungry, and it's the middle of the night. :teehee:

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by Fatherducque » Tue May 10, 2016 9:50 pm

Even though you are in NC, substituting cornmeal is a no-no.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by abbi » Sat May 14, 2016 2:39 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
abbi wrote:Are you using Flour as a thickener? The blandness could be from not cooking the flour enough. You can also add some cream cheese to it. Good fresh garlic is a must also.
:hmm: Flour? Am I supposed to use flour? :shock:
Some people make a bechamel sauce, which is a white sauce made with flour, that's why I asked. I would try the cream cheese with the cream. Heat it until the cream cheese is melted then add the parmesan. Of course saute your garlic in butter first. JMHO.

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by StarryNightDave » Mon May 16, 2016 2:19 pm

You might find this article interesting. The original recipe did not use cream.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/The-Real-Alfredo

And here is the recipe.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/T ... ne-Alfredo

It was just butter and Parmesan cheese. 2 Sticks of butter!

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Re: Fettucine Alfredo

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon May 16, 2016 4:18 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:You might find this article interesting. The original recipe did not use cream.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/The-Real-Alfredo

And here is the recipe.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/T ... ne-Alfredo

It was just butter and Parmesan cheese. 2 Sticks of butter!
Sometimes the simple things are best. A lot of times cooks tend to overspice, which hides what the real and original taste should be.

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