beurre manié

beurre ma·​nié | \ ˈbər-män-ˈyā How to pronounce beurre manié (audio) \

Definition of beurre manié

: flour and butter kneaded together used as a thickener in sauces

Examples of beurre manié in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "5 Best Cornstarch Substitutes to Use in Any Recipe," 4 May 2020 Thicken the chowder with beurre manie (also called kneaded butter; think of it as a floured neighbor of the roux)., "Recipe: The hot summer has left plenty of sweet corn for this spicy chowder with potatoes - The Boston Globe," 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, "Even with an unexpected catch, fishing in South Florida will give you a delicious meal | Miami Herald," 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, "Instant Pot vs. Dutch oven: Which makes better food? | Idaho Statesman," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of beurre manié

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beurre manié

French, literally, handled butter

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“Beurre manié.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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