beurre manié


beurre ma·​nié ˈbər-män-ˈyā How to pronounce beurre manié (audio)
: flour and butter kneaded together used as a thickener in sauces

Examples of beurre manié in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To use beurre manie, use your fingertips to knead together equal portions of flour and butter in a small bowl until the mixture is thick and smooth. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023 Perfectly thick: Whisk all purpose flour into water to make a slurry, or combine it with butter, to make a beurre manie. Sara Tane, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2020 Thicken the chowder with beurre manie (also called kneaded butter; think of it as a floured neighbor of the roux)., 10 Sep. 2019 After adding some fresh chopped parsley to the sauce and some more beurre manie, Whyte put the fillets in the pan with the sauce, then plated them and drizzled the sauce on the side. Steve Waters, miamiherald, 4 May 2018 Blend the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter with flour in a bowl to create a smooth paste (called a beurre manie). Alex Van Buren, idahostatesman, 22 Feb. 2018

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Word History


French, literally, handled butter

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beurre manié was in 1905

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“Beurre manié.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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