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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. 2018.
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  • They proposed having the fish with butter sauce for the second course.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Set the plank on a serving dish and serve with butter sauce.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • The waxed beans are in the fireless cooker; I have to make the butter sauce for them.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Add butter as needed and turn the oysters and butter sauce on to prepared toast points.

  • Boil in salted water until tender; cut the band; serve as asparagus on a platter with butter sauce.

  • Make two cups of rich cream sauce well seasoned with butter sauce, and desiccated cocoanut.

  • 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
  • Boil about an hour, or until it is perfectly tender; drain, and serve with a white or butter sauce (Art. 84).

  • Place the fish on a hot dish, arrange some sprigs of parsley around it, and pour over it the butter sauce, and serve hot.

  • Serve hot, with either wine sauce or a rich sugar and butter sauce, flavored with lemon.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams

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