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

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