Beurre Manié- French Sauce Thickener

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great little balls to have ready to throw into sauces, stews, or soups to thicken and enrich. I have not tried this with margarine; might work tho. IMO, the butter gives a richer taste. Keeps in a refrigerated jar for up to 3 weeks.


  1. Blend well; roll into 4 balls.
  2. Refrigerate separately on small plate to set; then, place in covered jar in frig. Easily multipled.


Most Helpful

OMG, this is PERFECT! I usually make up a butter and flour mix for roux, but this takes out that little extra bit of time it takes to mix it up, having them on hand in the fridge! I love it! Thank you!

Elainia February 10, 2008

I have used these for a thickening agent in pan gravies/sauces for a long time... Adds a great sheen to the sauce too!

Linda's Busy Kitchen August 16, 2007

These are very handy to have in the fridge. I love the ease of just pulling it out to add to a sauce.Thanks for sharing the idea Caroline!

Bert's Kitchen Witch April 08, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a