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Brown Onion Sauce


  • onions
  • cucumber or celery
  • 1 ounce of butter
  • 1/2 ounce of flour
  • broth
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 spoonful of claret or port
  • mushroom ketchup


Peel and slice the onions, to which put an equal quantity of cucumber or celery, with the butter, and set them on a slow fire; turn the onions till they are highly browned; stir in the flour; add a little broth, pepper, and salt; boil it up for a few minutes; add the claret or port, and some mushroom ketchup. You may sharpen it with a little lemon-juice. Rub through a tamis.


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The Lady's Own Cookery Book (1844).

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