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butter sauce

noun
1.
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
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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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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