Velouté sauce

Velouté sauce is actually just a white sauce that is stock based and thickened with a white roux. Velouté is a form of the French adjective velour, which means “velvet.

It's made by heating 2 T of butter (clarified is best) with 2 T flour to form the roux. Then you whisk in 6 cups of chicken stock and let it simmer for 30 minutes until reduced by about a third.

Strain until velvety and set aside until needed. Serve over chicken, fish, veal or rice.

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