white sauce


: a sauce consisting essentially of a roux with milk, cream, or stock and seasoning

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pippert covers the wings with a dry rub and smokes them for a couple of hours before flash-frying them and tossing them in an Alabama white sauce combined with some more dry rub. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 15 Dec. 2022 This trifle was not made of cream; it was made of a thick white sauce. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 22 Nov. 2022 My green bean gratin coats fresh blanched green beans and caramelized mushrooms in a parmesan white sauce and bakes it under fried onions and more parmesan until golden and bubbly. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2022 Dramatic videos taken by CNN affiliate WHBQ show a large stretch of the interstate covered in white sauce. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 31 Aug. 2022 Its base is a garlic- and dill-accented white sauce, layered with pickles, mozzarella and strips of Canadian bacon that’s been smoked for 48 hours. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 31 July 2022 The angus beef burgers are standouts, including the Hawaiian burger (topped with cheddar, grilled pineapple and teriyaki) and the Mango Beach Burger (which comes with Swiss, avocado, mango salsa, chipotle mayo, and white sauce). Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2022 Their Japanese white sauce mashes-up Alabama-style white barbecue sauce and a yum-yum sauce. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 2 June 2022 For the main course, choose from Anelletti pasta with meat sauce, mozzarella and ham, tagliatelle with pancetta tossed in a tomato cream sauce and potato gnocchi served in a white sauce with ham. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white sauce was in 1723

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“White sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sauce. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

white sauce

: a sauce made from seasoned milk, cream, or broth and thickened with flour

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