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Hot Potato 06-23-2013 11:01 PM

Gravy and/or thickener for casseroles, stews, etc
 
Hi

I am hoping people can share with me what they use to thicken casseroles, stews or to make a gravy?

I no longer use grains so I am a bit stuck! I especially would like to make shepherds pie (would normally thicken with gravy granules).

Many thanks!

JHoberer 06-24-2013 12:03 AM

guar gum! Put it or xanthan gum in a spice shaker. Shake over the top of pot of stew and stir well. Wait 2 minutes before deciding if you need more- it works extremely well and no carbs. It's totally fiber. I use NOW brand.

watcher513 06-24-2013 04:08 AM

A lot of people use glucomannan (konjac) also. There's a big thread on that subject with all sorts of recipes. I'll see if I can find it and link it in here.

Here it is. It's up in the Recipe Forum sticky thread way at the top of the recipe section:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/re...n-recipes.html

ravenrose 06-24-2013 07:42 AM

yes, these are your three options. if you are buying one to start with, I recommend glucomannan, having used all three for years. it's a bit easier to use without lumps in my experience.

Smiles 06-25-2013 02:01 AM

Anyone have any good gravy recipes you'd care to post? I am wheat-free, and would love to have a few basic homemade gravy recipes.

TIA.

Tracy

Hot Potato 06-25-2013 05:56 AM

Thank you everyone :)

I can see I will have to do some research, followed by shopping and experimenting!!!

Patience 11-10-2013 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 16484442)
yes, these are your three options. if you are buying one to start with, I recommend glucomannan, having used all three for years. it's a bit easier to use without lumps in my experience.

I am interested specifically in how to thicken my turkey drippings for Thanksgiving. I am a good gravy maker using the old flour or cornstarch methods, but would glucommannan be what most of you would recommend for my thanksgiving gravy?

Mistizoom 11-10-2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patience (Post 16677951)
I am interested specifically in how to thicken my turkey drippings for Thanksgiving. I am a good gravy maker using the old flour or cornstarch methods, but would glucommannan be what most of you would recommend for my thanksgiving gravy?

That's what I'm planning. I have some Better than Bouillon turkey base and I'm going to do a test run soon.

lterry913 11-11-2013 08:46 AM

Please help with amounts of gluc used...and do you have to wait to see how thick it gets before adding more like with the xanthum?


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