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Brown Onion Sauce


  • 6 large onions
  • rather more than 1/2 pint of good gravy
  • 2 ounces of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


Slice and fry the onions of a pale brown in a stewpan, with the above quantity of butter, keeping them well stirred, that they do not get black. When a nice colour, pour over the gravy, and let them simmer gently until tender. Now skim off every particle of fat, add the seasoning, and rub the whole through a tammy or sieve; put it back in the saucepan to warm, and when it boils, serve.

Time: Altogether 1 hour.

Seasonable from August to March.

Note: Where a very high flavouring is liked, add 1 tablespoonful of mushroom ketchup, or a small quantity of port wine.


The Book of Household Management (1861).


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