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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
1895-1900, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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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