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white sauce

a sauce made of butter, flour, seasonings, and milk or sometimes chicken or veal stock; béchamel.
Origin of white sauce
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and add a cupful of white sauce.

  • At the time of serving add some white sauce or balsamella (No 54).

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • Make the white sauce, heat the chicken in it and fill the patties at the last moment; put a bit of parsley on top of each one.

    The Fun of Cooking Caroline French Benton
  • Drain, return to the saucepan and cover with a cupful of white sauce.

  • They can be served quite plain or with any kind of white sauce, butter sauce, sauce Allemande, or Dutch sauce.

  • Make a white sauce and pour over, mixing well with the cabbage.

  • white sauce: One and one-half cup hot milk, tablespoonful butter, tablespoonful flour.

  • Celery sauce is, again, white sauce with the pulp of boiled celery.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen
  • The potatoes are ready for the white sauce, the beans are in the fireless cooker, and for dessert there is fresh pineapple sliced.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Served with white sauce, it is a capital appendage to roast veal.

    Mushroom Culture W. Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for white sauce

white sauce

a thick sauce made from flour, butter, seasonings, and milk or stock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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