There is nothing better than a good homemade alfredo sauce. I have often asked myself, How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch? Many people do not know how to make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch. It is super easy and will change your life. You will never want to pay for one of those flavorless bottles of sauce again.
History of Fettuccini Alfredo
Between restaurants, cookbooks and supermarket shelves, Alfredo sauces vary widely, both in style and quality. Here’s a rundown of fettuccine Alfredo’s history and sauce variations.
The original dish was an extra-buttery version of an Italian standard, fettuccine al burro — fettuccine with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. It was created in Rome in 1914 by chef Alfredo di Lelio and served at his restaurant, Alfredo’s. Legend has it that in 1927, silent-film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks discovered this dish while honeymooning in Rome. Upon returning to Hollywood, they served it to friends; soon, fettuccine Alfredo was popular — but in a new, American guise.
According to The Italian-American Cookbook by John Mariani and Galina Mariani (Harvard Common Press, $19.95), since American butter and parmesan cheese lacked the richness of their Italian counterparts, cream was added to the sauce to compensate. This version became an Italian-American classic. Although popular in the United States, it never took root in Italy.
Ultimately, Alfredo sauce became a victim of its own popularity. Supermarkets began selling ready-made Alfredo sauces, thickened with flour or cornstarch and sometimes made with cheap ingredients. Many chain restaurants began using the pre-fab sauces, too. Noodles tossed with this convenience product can’t compare with this recipe for fresh fettuccine Alfredo made with Parmigiano-Reggiano, unsalted butter and fresh cream. Sure, you can make the original Roman recipe now that true Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano is widely available; but the version with cream is divine, and worthy of an occasional calorie splurge.
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How do you make Alfredo Sauce?
Check out the recipe below!
How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?
This super easy sauce is a staple in most Italian cuisine. Everyone should know how to make it. You will never buy the flavorless stuff in jars from the grocery store again.
Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and stir on low heat for 10 minutes. Once the cheese has melted into the liquids you are done!
If you are anything like me, you love everything Disney.
When I go out to Disneyland, I love to just take everything in. From the little details and hidden Mickeys around the park, to the AMAZING treats found scattered around the park. I managed to track down the recipe for the Hot Cocoa that is served at different locations around the Disney Properties.
I will continue to post Disney recipes as I find them.
Worlds Best Hot Cocoa (Disney Recipe)
'Tis the season for keeping warm and spending time with family. What better way to do both, then with a mug of the best Hot Cocoa known to man. This quick and easy recipe will be a hit anywhere you go.
In a medium sauce pan, pour milk and heavy cream. Heat over medium-high heat (be sure to watch it and stir continuously or it will scald the milk).
In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa, sugar and milk chocolate. Slowly add this dry mixture to the milk mixture until completely combined.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, and stir until completely combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
When you go to Texas Roadhouse, what do you think of?
Besides the Hot Rolls and Cinnamon Butter…
And their steaks…
Thats right! Their Rattlesnake Bites.
Bursting with cheese and jalapenos, it is the perfect compliment to any great comfort meal. We are giving you the keys to the city here and giving you a copycat recipe for one of the best appetizers known to man.
Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites
A perfect blend of Mozzarella sticks and Jalapeno Poppers.
Take the shredded cheese and jalapenos that you diced and combine them in a bowl.
Take a small handful and shape into balls about 1.5" and compress them nicely.
After shaping the balls, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Preheat the deep fryer to 350 degrees
Take a bowl and add the flour. In another bowl, mix the egg and milk. What you are doing here is making a breading station.
In the last bowl mix the bread crumbs and seasonings.
Roll the balls in the flour mixture, then dipping into the milk and then coat with bread crumbs. Throw them into the fryer.
3-4 minutes is all you need or until golden brown.
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches are King. There I said it… I have had my fair share of chicken sandwiches and I can honestly say that out of all the fast food chain chicken sandwiches (notice I said fast food chain chicken sandwiches), Chick-Fil-A has to be the absolute king. The only problem is, they are closed on Sunday. Now we can make the recipe at home!
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Have you ever wanted your chicken to taste like the heavenly goodness that is Chick-Fil-A? Or is it Sunday and you can't get into your local Chick-Fil-A? Well, look no further! We have the recipe here.
Let me know in the comments below how that worked out for you.
Take your chicken and split it into equal portions.
Pound the chicken flat (with a meat tenderizer or hammer, whichever floats your boat)
Put the chicken into a large ziplock with the pickle juice for 1 hour (longer if you wanted)
Combine all dry ingredients.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Get pan ready on Medium-High heat with your peanut oil.
Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Drop into the frying pan.
Cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side)
Serve on Hamburger Buns and Pickle (add lettuce, jack cheese, and tomato to make it a deluxe)
HEY MAN, YOU KNOW I’M HALF CUBAN RIGHT?
You should see the looks I get. I am probably one of the whitest Latinos you have ever seen. I guess my 1/4 Irish and 1/4 English heritage won out on the looks department. THAT BEING SAID…Let us take a look at one of the staple appetizers in the Cuban household.
They can be served with anything for any occasion. Being that they take a long time to make, it isn’t something that you can whip up in a few minutes. You need to plan to make them.
Cuban Ham Croquettes
A classic Cuban appetizer that is a staple for any Cuban dish or party.
Throw the ham in a blender or food processor. Keep going until you get a total of 2 cups of pureed ham.
Combine milk, flour, salt and pepper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a 2 qt. pot and saute onions over medium heat until translucent.
Add the milk mixture and stir constantly over med-hi heat until the mixture begins to thicken into a dough-like consistency.
Remove from the heat, add the minced ham to the mixture and combined until it is thoroughly mixed.
At this stage, you will want to transfer the “masa” to a bowl and put in the fridge to chill for several hours or put in the freezer until the masa is firm but not frozen.
When the masa is firm enough, take a tablespoon of meat in your hands and roll it like a small hot dog and continue until you’ve made approximately 16 croquettes. If you make them small/party size, you’ll end up with roughly 30-35 of them. Place the croquettes in a container that will fit in your freezer, using a sheet of wax paper in between the stacks.