A Sauce for a Dull Food

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from Emilie Waller's Cookery and Kitchen Book, first published in 1935. I haven't made this, but it looked interesting and the title of it struck me as amusing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir 1-2 minutes to make a roux.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and chopped egg, mixing well.
  3. Gradually add the milk (or stock) and stir until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and serve.
  5. This sauce can be used to give an attractive flavour and appearance to foods such as fish, old vegetables, and so on. (direct quote from directions in book!).


Most Helpful

i love the title and the history. like you, i haven't made it, but this reads EXACTLY like what my mother in law puts over dry toast and calls "creamed eggs". quite frankly, it doesn't do anything for the dull flavor of dry white toast. perhaps if you were to add a bit of cheese and herbs into the sauce... hmmm... i'd love to give it a higher review, but just can't. sorry.

gourmetmomma July 16, 2007

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