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Old Thu, Oct-12-17, 15:39
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Default Pad Thai Crack Slaw Sugar Substitute

I found a good recipe for Pad Thai and made it into crack slaw.

It was good but a bit carby. I then found tamarind paste without added sugar but now need a sweetener. I tried Sweetfreez but it didn't quite work. So I'm thinking of trying a combo of real and artificial sweeteners to give the touch of sweetness some depth.

Any suggestions?
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Old Thu, Oct-12-17, 18:44
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I make crackslaw from this recipe substituting ground pork for ground beef: http://victoriahaneveer.com/recipes...slaw/#more-1602

I just leave out the sweetener altogether and think is is just great. Everyone I've served it for wanted the recipe (and no one complained this meat dish was not sweet enough).
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Old Thu, Oct-12-17, 23:53
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Can you post (or post a link to) the recipe? I'm up for some experimenting, but I'll probably have a bias toward Sweetzfree because I've always been satisfied with how it does in main dishes. I also hate stevia, so that's out.
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 04:26
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https://www.thespruce.com/pad-thai-sauce-recipe-3217195

It's a good base, (of course I add a bit more spice and heat).
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Zuleikaa, thanks for posting the link. It's nice to find an Oriental recipe that doesn't use sesame oil. I find that has too strong a taste or smell. Might try this today!
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 07:15
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My wife is Thai and has made Pad Thai often in the past. Now that we are both doing low carb, it makes things a little difficult. I bought some linguine shirataki noodles I plan to try. I have found that they work best if you rinse them well and then dry them a bit in a hot pan and then let them marinate in whatever you plan to cook them with for a day.

My wife's Pad Thai sauce uses so little palm sugar that I don't think we'll have to worry about a sugar substitute.

When we finally get around to trying it, I'll let you all know how it came out
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 08:16
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My wife's Pad Thai sauce uses so little palm sugar that I don't think we'll have to worry about a sugar substitute.

Thanks for this. I'll try leaving the sugar out at first.
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 10:46
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Can you post (or post a link to) the recipe? I'm up for some experimenting, but I'll probably have a bias toward Sweetzfree because I've always been satisfied with how it does in main dishes. I also hate stevia, so that's out.
Since you're in Canada, you can buy cyclamates. I'm in the USA and order mine through Global Drugs online. It's sold as Sugar Twin. (Not the same ingredients as Sugar Twin in the USA.)
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 13:05
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http://downhaul.com/lowcarb/keto113...iratakiPeppers/

I've done lots of meals simulating Pad Thai or one of my more favorties Drunken Noodle or Pad Kee Mao - lots of fun with shirataki ! The one below i used a version with seaweed in the noodle (fairly easy to find at store)



Happy Wok-ing!
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Zuleikaa
I found a good recipe for Pad Thai and made it into crack slaw.

It was good but a bit carby. I then found tamarind paste without added sugar but now need a sweetener. I tried Sweetfreez but it didn't quite work. So I'm thinking of trying a combo of real and artificial sweeteners to give the touch of sweetness some depth.

Any suggestions?

I've found that adding some coconut cream or milk adds some sweetness. Never used artificial in cooking but that might work. Good find on tamarind paste w/o sugar. You can also find the pods and soak and make your own that has ingredients you like if you are luck to be near source.

Happy Cooking!
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Old Sat, Oct-14-17, 12:16
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I've done lots of meals simulating Pad Thai or one of my more favorties Drunken Noodle or Pad Kee Mao - lots of fun with shirataki ! Happy Wok-ing!


I'm curious if you saw this or ever tried these. I ordered a selection from their 24 sample pack deal but got all shirataki:

http://www.konjacfoods.com/product/konjacoatnoodles.htm
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Old Sat, Oct-14-17, 17:56
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I'm curious if you saw this or ever tried these. I ordered a selection from their 24 sample pack deal but got all shirataki:

http://www.konjacfoods.com/product/konjacoatnoodles.htm

I have not tried Oat fiber but I have used seaweed as you've seen and the standard House brand tofu added noodle. I'll order some of these and give them a try. I'm at a point where I'm adding back some carbs and see how my body reacts.

Thanks for the tip Bill.
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Old Sat, Oct-14-17, 18:06
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bam, just ordered 2 cases of angle hair oat - on sale for 19.00 a case plus 11 for shipping. Shipping fiber and water is expensive! - this price is competitive with local noodles that I get but the oat ones look intriguing. I'll take some pictures, maybe even spaghetti with marinara sauce and cheese ha! Or just standard Pad Kee Mao drunken noodle, or...
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