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Can I use milk in place of cream in Alfredo sauce?

asked by clover about 6 years ago

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added about 6 years ago

You need the fat to get your desired result. Go cream.

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added about 6 years ago

I totally agree with Lorigoldsby if you're in a pinch and unable to get to the store. Solid "emergency" rescue. :)

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added about 6 years ago

Many thanks!

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added about 6 years ago

A note about Alfredo. Yes, it does require cream in the modern version. But although fettucine alfredo originated in Rome, the Romans have all but disowned it. There are places which will sell the dish to tourists who have fond memories of Olive Garden but hardly a single contemporary Roman cookbook bothers to mention it. It's origin is fettucine with "triple butter" which really is authentically Roman. A lot of butter and a lot of cheese and Romans do love fettucine.

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added about 6 years ago

You can use condensed milk, but it wouldn't taste as good...

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added over 1 year ago

You don't need the cream. As Pierino noted, the original sticks with butter, pasta water, and cheese.

You can make any sauce containing cheese thick and creamy. Think about what. What's in cheese? The same thing found in cream.....

Melt your butter, stir in some reserved pasta water (after cooking your pasta in it), once emulsified, stir in your grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Let it cook as you whisk, add a touch of salt and fresh cracked pepper. I promise your Alfredo sauce will be perfectly thick, rich, and creamy.

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