Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Low Carb Cream Gravy – The Southern Elixir Of Comfort and Life!

Southern-style Low Carb Cream Gravy...mmmmMMM!
Ok, claiming that Low Carb Cream Gravy is the Southern cure-all for anything is risky business these days--even for us DFSWs (Delicate Flowers Of Southern Womanhood). We don’t want to get in trouble…but, will say that Cream Gravy, when made properly—aka low carb, makes foods taste better! Especially if those foods also happen to be Oven Fried Anything (like Fluffy’s Oven Chicken Fried Steak) or Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes!

Low Carb Cream Gravy slathered over Oven
Chicken Fried Steak and Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes.
I promised you Low Carb Cream Gravy when I posted about the Oven Chicken Fried Steak. You really can’t experience the latter without the former! It’s like having low carb jelly without peanut butter. It just doesn’t work. It’s like having the peanut butter sammich without the nanner. It cain’t be good! (Just ask Elvis, he’ll tell you.)

Low Carb Cream Gravy is actually very easy to make. It takes about 15 minutes, but makes great leftovers and once you make it, you can morph it into so many other sauces such as: Alfredo, Mornay, Cheese Sauce, Cream Soups of all flavors, Chicken Pot Pie Base, Sausage Gravy, Bacon Gravy. And it’s soooo very good over Southern-style Low Carb Biscuits!

Southern-style Low Carb Biscuits are dang tasty!

And here the biscuit is toasted and covered in Bacon Gravy--a
terrific repurposing for leftover Low Carb Cream Gravy!

Hope you’ll give it a whirl and see how you like it! Please share this post and Fluffy Chix Cook with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And don't forget to leave us a comment, below!

Cream Gravy

Low Carb Cream Gravy is great with Roasted
Smashed Fauxtatoes!

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Yield: 12 Servings (3 Cups)
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 25 Minutes

Low carb version of a high carb, high calorie Southern classic. Great over anything that stands still too long!

  1. Melt bacon grease in non-stick sauce pan. Add finely chopped garlic and onion--or shallot, to melted grease. Saute on medium low and sweat the onion until tender. (Sweating is a term used to describe a low-heat saute where vegetables are slowly cooked and tenderized without letting them gain color through caramelization). You do not want the onion to brown, because this is a white sauce.
  2. When veggies are tender, add coconut flour and saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly to form a white roux.
  3. Place cream cheese on microwave safe plate and microwave on defrost for 20 seconds to soften cream cheese. Add cream cheese to pan and stir until smooth and well combined. Add broth. When adding the broth, add it gradually, a bit at a time, to loosen the sauce base up and to keep lumps from forming. Allow sauce to slowly simmer for 10 minutes. Sauce should reduce slightly, but do not bring to a rolling boil. Add cream and cook 10 more minutes.
  4. Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: 103 Calories; 10g Fat (85.8% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 25mg Cholesterol; 1g Net Carbohydrate

Serving Ideas: Serve over any oven fried food for a down home Southern charm!

NOTES: This is such a simple cream sauce and so down home comfort food! Slather it over any oven fried food and think you're in Heaven! This sauce reheats well and can be used as a base for many cream sauces, simply add different flavors to it! Add ground sausage or bacon and it turns into Southern Sausage Gravy or Bacon Gravy. It is so great over Southern Low Carb Biscuits!

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  1. Are the nutritional data per tablespoon?

    1. Hi Kimberly, it's per 1/4 cup serving. The serving size is at the top of the recipe in the new recipe format. (4 Tablespoons/0.25 cup).


  2. Another winner, Susie! Looking forward to some extended time in the kitchen this weekend! It's been waaaaayyyy too busy this New Year and I'm barely hanging on, but calmer times should be here in a few days!

    Thank you again!

    Alice B.

    1. Hope you get to rest this weekend, Alice! Hugs and hang in there!

  3. This gravy was excellent with faux mashed potatoes and chicken fried steak! I'm a happy girl!

    1. I'm so glad you liked it! We are big time lovers of this gravy! :D (can ya tell?)

  4. I do not like the flavor of coconut flour. How do you think very fine almond flour would work?


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