Monday, November 3, 2008

Because All That Butter Just Wan't Enough

I have to admit I'm not terribly humble I make a mean Alfredo sauce. I don't make Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo often because - fat. This recipe is not even joking around about its fat content. We're talking two whole sticks of butter. Two 15 ounce containers of WHOLE ricotta cheese. One pint of heavy cream and a whole cup plus a little more for good measure of grated Parmesan cheese. Freshly grated of course. And when it comes time to physically apply cheese to grater you're all, why didn't I just buy the Kraft pre-grated stuff? Then you remember - flavor. One thing missing from the recipe that I follow is garlic.

I'd like to introduce you to a permanent staple in my fridge:


I sautee one teaspoon of this with the chicken before adding it to the sauce. One teaspoon is all you need because you want to wake up the flavor; you don't want to scare the shit out of it. A little of this stuff goes a long way.

After you recruit your mother to grate the cheese, and your sister to make the salad, and your other sister to pour everyone's drink, and you enjoy your second cup of coffee - dinner is served. You don't worry that you've just forced yourself to finish the entire bowl of rich and heavy Alfredo you were served; or that you sopped up the remaining sauce with a soft buttery roll, or that you didn't actually have any room to finish the salad after that carbohydrate orgy, because you still have three weeks to lose those five pounds that will give you permission to gain it all back come Thanksgiving.

35 comments:

Polly said...

It sounds divine. Everyone needs a fat attack at least once a week. Pasta is my favourite way.

Saucy said...

I am very intrigued by this recipe of yours... totally into it. I cook with too much butter, cream and eggs. It will come back to haunt me... someday.

Helena said...

It sounds diviiine! Especially now when it's getting cold and dark over at my side of the world and we need some serious comfort food. Thanks for sharing. I'll start dieting in May next year.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I need to put on a winter layer, so post the recipe!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I LOVE alfredo, but I typically only eat the "real" stuff on special occasions because, yeah, the fact that my ass wants to fit into my jeans.

At home I use the campbells's cream of mushroom and garlic soup! Still pretty good, but 98% fat free. Guiltless eating, with no complaints from my hiney.

hulagirlatheart said...

As my friend Yvonne would say, "I might as well rub it on my ass, 'cause that's where it's goin'."

O'Neal (The woman in charge around here) said...

Recently as I've started into my collection of "Sinfully Southern Recipes", getting them out of my head onto the keyboard has totally sent me into butter, fat, and sugar shock! I've been cooking like this since I was taught growing up, but never really stopped and thought how bad they all are as far as unhealthy ingredients. Even my southern super sweet tea contains 2.5 cups REAL sugar per gallon!

I *try* to tell myself all the love I put into it cancels all the bad stuff out... and at least I cook! LOL

Be sure to check out my place for some delicious down home Southern recipes, they're great for the cool coming weather! Although I think we're now having Alfredo tonight ;).

Laura said...

I can almost taste it now - yummmm! As you can see, we all want the recipe!

The Glamorous FAT Life said...

I have said for years:

"My fantasy is to wake up one day and be so so thin that a doctor will tell me I have to eat my way back to a healthy weight. And then I will eat Fettichini Alfredo for every meal until I reach the goal weight"

So amen sistah. Amen

mdvelazquez said...

Mmmm! I have a soft spot for alfredo sauce. I think I will make it tonight. Why is all the bad stuff so very good?

P.S. I found you through Bossy.

texasholly said...

You had me at two sticks of butter.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Danger Boy is taking a cooking class--Fettucine Alfredo is on our menu for Thursday night. He wanted to make it on a night I wasn't home and I was all Hello? I'd looooove to eat a dinner prepared by someone else!

g said...

Oh, I adore a good Alfredo, even though its a "heart attack on a plate". But such a delicious one!!

I'm a sucker for macaroni and cheese, which is basically a down-home cousin of Alfredo.

We are butter-eaters, too - no margarine in our house. Butter and olive oil.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Garlic and butter. Two excellent food groups.

for a different kind of girl said...

My heart just seized and my left arm went numb as I was reading this, but it was totally worth it.

Burgh Baby said...

Great. Now I need to make Alfredo tonight. What the hell, I've already gained three pounds in chocolate fat thanks to Halloween, I might as well go all the way!

Swirl Girl said...

that'll send your gallstones up the wrong duct for sure!!

sounds yummy...

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Do I fail Farklepants 101 for not having a cheese grater? And, my word verfication? mating Dirty mind of the computer.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

ALfredo with chicken and broccoli is my absolute favorite pasta dish. A couple slabs of sourdough and I'm in carb heaven!

calicobebop said...

*drool*

apathy lounge said...

How heavenly does that sound? A combo of sophsiticated entree and comfort food...all in one.

Bridget said...

HOLY FAT I can't wait to eat my body weight on Thanksgiving. Also this post made me drool. Maybe because its 5:22 p.m. and I'm staving. Maybe because it looks like a fantastic recipe that I now must try. Or maybe because I just have a drooling problem.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I always find the canned/jarred garlic tastes like something, well.... out of a can. not as good as the real stuff. Is Topher's better?

KEEP BELIEVING

lapoflux said...

My dairy intolerance could barely get past the first few sentences.
I bet it was delicious.

Lisa Milton said...

Topher.

You make me smile.

dorothy said...

You DO in fact, make a mean alfredo sauce. De-freakin-licious. I vote we have it again on Saturday.

San Diego Momma said...

Post the recipe!!!!
(Sorry, I just had an "I must have it NOW" attack.)

And some of us are resigned to the fact that we'd alfredo'd our way to our post-holidays weight 2 years ago.

ALF said...

Butter makes everything delicious.

Autumn said...

I got fat just reading that. And I liked it :)

Debbie said...

Yes, but once I gain the weight...if I just make more alfredo sauce, I don't really care.

Anonymous said...

My tummy is growling and my cellulite is laughing...

Martie of http://uncontainedchaos.blogspot.com

LuckyMe said...

Do you also make shrimp scampi?
garlic + Olive oil + butter + shrimp. Ohh baby!

Stouffer's makes a passable Lean Cuisine Fettuccine Alfredo, good in a pinch. Biut i love your communal cooking concept.

The Introvert said...

That sounds deliciously awesome. My thighs would never be the same.

Leslie said...

mmmmm, sounds delish! found your blog while blog-hopping, great post!

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