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butter sauce

a sauce made of melted butter, often diluted with water, sometimes thickened with flour or egg yolk, or both, and seasoned with lemon juice.
Origin of butter sauce
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They can be served quite plain or with any kind of white sauce, butter sauce, sauce Allemande, or Dutch sauce.

  • They proposed having the fish with butter sauce for the second course.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Boil in salted water until tender; cut the band; serve as asparagus on a platter with butter sauce.

  • Add butter as needed and turn the oysters and butter sauce on to prepared toast points.

  • Set the plank on a serving dish and serve with butter sauce.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Make two cups of rich cream sauce well seasoned with butter sauce, and desiccated cocoanut.

  • Now add about half a pint of butter sauce, and throw in a tablespoonful of chopped blanched parsley.

  • Pour over it some butter sauce in which have been mixed two ounces of grated cheese—half Gruyre and half Parmesan.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Then came the fish,—all done to a turn and served piping hot with butter sauce.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Boil about an hour, or until it is perfectly tender; drain, and serve with a white or butter sauce (Art. 84).

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