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drawn butter

melted butter, clarified and often seasoned with herbs or lemon juice.
a sauce of melted butter, flour, vegetable or fish stock, and lemon juice.
Origin of drawn butter
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Make a drawn-butter sauce of one tablespoonful of butter and two tablespoonfuls of flour cooked till the mixture leaves the pan.

  • To add food material, a dressing, such as drawn-butter sauce or mayonnaise dressing, is usually served.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add one-half cupful of sliced or chopped hard-boiled eggs to two cupfuls of drawn-butter Sauce or sufficient melted butter.

  • Add two or three tablespoonfuls of capers to two cupfuls of drawn-butter Sauce.

  • When I brought on the asparagus, he said that in Poland they put burnt bread crumbs into drawn-butter sauce.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for drawn-butter

drawn butter

melted butter often with seasonings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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