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lovestoxicity 11-26-2013 03:55 PM

Gravy Thickener
So with Thanksgiving coming I need some ideas for a gravy thickener in a LC diet. Can anyone offer some help??

amandie 11-26-2013 04:05 PM

You can still use flour and make it relatively low carb. 1 tbsp of flour typically has 6 grams of carbs and is enough to thicken a cup's worth so approx. 1/4 cup of gravy would have about 1 1/2 grams of carbs.

Cornstarch has 7 grams and the same amount (tablespoon) will thicken a 1 1/2 cup to 2 cups worth. Arrowroot has the same carb count as cornstarch but you only need a teaspoon's worth to thicken a cup's worth of gravy.

You could use guar gum or xanthan- they have no carb count but I have no idea how much you would need, sorry!

Good luck!

EasySpirit 11-26-2013 04:25 PM

Unsalted butter is a great thickener if you are totally low carb.......you must cook the gravy for a longer amount of time at a lower heat .

Munchy 11-27-2013 07:05 AM

Chia seeds work really well.

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