Atkins Basic Cream Sauce
From Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution (1972)
Now, I made this sauce last night (September 27. 2011). If you want a butter sauce, this is the sauce for you. I was hoping for more of a white “gravy” like sauce. This was far from that.
Makes 18 Tablespoons
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Dash salt
Melt butter in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water.
Add egg yolks one at a time, beating with a rotary beater.
Combine cream, salt and water. Add very slowly to egg/butter mixture, beating constantly.
Continue beating until thick and creamy (4 or 5 minutes).
Total grams carbohydrates: 4.8
Grams per Tablespoon: .3