Low carb sauce thickeners?

Jue xx

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My low carb recipe repertoire would increase tremendously if I could find something to substitute for the flour in sauces to thicken them. I have a lot of recipes using white and cheese sauce and the other ingredients would be fine - butter, cheese and watered down double cream instead of milk.

Any ideas for a thickening agent?
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S: 16st2lb C: 14st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 2st0lb(12.39%)
but go easy with it, it very quickly turns to gloop!


My recipe for cheese sauce - 50ml double cream & 30g grated extra mature cheddar in a pan with pepper to taste (could add a little mustard if you fancy), warm until the cheese has melted then add half an egg yolk & whisk constantly over a low heat. The egg yolk thickens the sauce :)


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S: 11st8lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 1st6lb(12.35%)
Oh didn't think about egg yolk as a thickener - thanks x

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