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Sauce ą la bonne femme


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 leek
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pint lentil or haricot bean stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


Dissolve the butter in a small stewpan, then place in the vegetables sliced, and fry for twenty minutes, but do not allow to burn; add stock, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and simmer for half an hour. Strain before using. May be thickened if required.

Note. This is a very suitable sauce for pouring over fried beans, lentils, potatoes, etc.


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New Vegetarian Dishes (1892).

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