Velouté sauce

Velouté sauce

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
375 ml

Serve on vegetables, chicken, meats and fish, and as the basis for many variations.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
30g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
375ml white stock, warmed, (see note)
freshly ground white pepper
few drops lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream
salt

Method

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan and stir in flour. Stir over low heat until straw-coloured. Remove from heat and cool a little, then add hot stock and stir until smooth. Return to medium heat and stir constantly until boiling. Lower heat and cook very gently for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir egg yolk into cream in a small bowl (this is called the liaison). Stir in a little of the hot sauce. Add to saucepan and cook, stirring, until sauce is glossy and a little thicker, but do not allow it to boil.

Variations

  • Poulette sauce: To 1 quantity chicken velouté sauce, add ½ teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons chopped parsley. Good on broad beans or other green vegetables, brains, or grilled or poached chicken.

    Sour cream sauce: Follow recipe for 1 quantity velouté sauce using fish or veal stock. Omit egg yolk and cream liaison and add 90 g sour cream. Excellent with seafood or veal.

    Bercy sauce: Boil 1 finely chopped shallot in 125 ml white wine until liquid has almost evaporated. Stir in 1 quantity fish or chicken velouté sauce, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons chopped parsley and reheat. Serve with seafood or chicken.

    Sauce suprème: Follow recipe for 1 quantity velouté sauce, using strong chicken stock as the liquid and 3 egg yolks with 125 ml cream as the liaison.

Note

  • Use chicken, veal or fish stock, according to dish for which sauce will be used.
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