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Need help ASAP !!

I am making pepper steak with rice & the recipe calls for corn starch (to make the sauce thick) and i can't find any in the house, thought i had bought some! So, what can i replace it with to make it thick? The sauce has soy sauce & chicken broth.

 
WifeyandMom71

Asked by WifeyandMom71 at 4:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • plain flour babe. just start with a little. make sure you cook it for at least 1 min to get the flour taste out.
    snoober_k

    Answer by snoober_k at 4:50 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • I would make a simple roux. I would take a tablespoon of butter and heat it in a separate pan until it is melted, and then add a tbs of flour. Mix together and cook for a couple of minutes. That keeps it from tasting like raw flour. Then I would add half to your simmering sauce and stir until there are no lumps. Add more if needed.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2010


  • THIN WHITE SAUCE:

    1 tablespoon butter
    1 tablespoon flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk or 1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water

    MEDIUM WHITE SAUCE:

    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk or 1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water

    THICK WHITE SAUCE:

    3 or 4 tablespoons butter
    3 tablespoons flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk or one half cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water
    lesliegail22

    Answer by lesliegail22 at 4:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • Sleepingbeautee is right butter plus flour is a great base for just about anything that needs to be thick. Do it before you add broth & soy
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 4:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • exactly what snoober said. in recipes where you use a simple thickener, you can almost always interchange cornstarch for flour.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:52 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • THANK YOU LADIES!!!!
    WifeyandMom71

    Answer by WifeyandMom71 at 4:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • ohm going to say this too- if it calls for a slurry (cornstarch in a liquid) use the flour the same way the recipe calls for, but it will take about 90 seconds LONGER than cornstarch to thicken, and takes a little bit more.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2010