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Orange_Burst
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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: GaKaye]
      #1071690 - 11/10/09 01:16 PM (72.240.59.138)

This green been casserole sounds delicious! My mother-in-law and brother-in-law have sprue disease (no wheat products), do you think I could use cornstarch in the place of the flour?

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1071750 - 11/10/09 03:17 PM (141.157.164.127)

Sure. But you must change a couple of steps. Cornstarch & flour are thickeners. Flour is added to melted shortening. Cornstarch must be added to a liquid to dissolve. So, I'd melt the butter, saute the onions, then add the cornstarch mixture (2T.cornstarch to 1/4 c. water or broth blended well).....cook slightly until thickened, then add the remaining ingredients. I'm sure it'll be just fine.
Check out this site for cornstarch information: http://www.argostarch.com/faq.asp
Good Luck!!


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1071770 - 11/10/09 04:01 PM (173.67.254.17)

Another alternative is chickpea flour. You could use it without changing the method, and it would thicken the sauce exactly like flour does. Cornstarch tends towards gumminess, and also loses all of its thickening power if overcooked, which could happen during the baking process.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: contessa]
      #1071775 - 11/10/09 04:09 PM (72.240.59.138)

Thanks both of you, if I can find it I will try the chickpea flour, if not I will go the cornstarch way and give it a try.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: evandnic]
      #1071793 - 11/10/09 04:52 PM (67.244.66.57)

planning on making the turkey stock using the slow cooker and the mash potatoes, although that's a whole lot of butter PLUS sour cream... but my guess is that's what makes it taste so good. as for cranberry sauce, i have to admit i'm not a fan, although orange zest might change my mind on that. thanks for the recipes, and everyone else who is sharing your thanksgiving recipes. i can hardly believe it's right around the corner!

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1071804 - 11/10/09 05:12 PM (98.109.188.122)

Or arrowroot... only thing to remember, for leftovers corn starch does not last long in the fridge...

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1071816 - 11/10/09 05:27 PM (173.67.254.17)

Look in the organic section for the chickpea flour. I think Bob's Red Mill makes it. Of course there are other brands, but that's the one I found. I use it in place of wheat flour for all sorts of things, like dredging fish or chicken before pan-frying.

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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: peconic]
      #1071873 - 11/10/09 07:38 PM (151.203.68.253)

Yes, Arrowroot is another good substitute. The problem with cornstarch is that it can become gelatinous. But, any port in a storm.


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: caribbeanscout]
      #1071879 - 11/10/09 07:56 PM (173.73.156.238)

On the mashed potatoes - I use the light sour cream (the fat free makes the flavor off) and I also use a tad less butter. My justification is that it's once or twice a year.

I cannot talk up that stock recipe enough for making gravy. It makes THE BEST gravy ever - and more than enough.

Give the cranberry relish/sauce deal a try. My hubby uses it for "jam" on cranberry bagel for the weeks following. Nice tart/sweet flavor with the orange. Many years ago Minute Maid used to make a tangerine concentrate. Holy cow was that good. I used to put tangerine juice with the orange zest in instead of all orange juice & orange zest. I loved the tartness. My local Whole Foods sells a fresh squeezed tangerine - I may have to get some this year.

I hope your holiday is joyous. Have fun cooking!


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Re: thanksgiving recipes please [Re: evandnic]
      #1071911 - 11/10/09 08:54 PM (98.109.188.122)

Quote:

evandnic said:
Give the cranberry relish/sauce deal a try. My hubby uses it for "jam" on cranberry bagel for the weeks following.




Mmmmm... the day after Thanksgiving I love a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce, S&P, Mayo & shreded lettuce...
On a nice fresh lightly toasted Kaiser Roll (center scooped out)...
my favorite part of the whole weekend meal event... well... except for maybe the pies!

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