Allemande Sauce - Definition and Recipes

Definition: Allemande sauce—Into some Vélouté sauce, work some lemon juice, mushroom catsup, cayenne, butter, yolks of egg, a grating of nutmeg, strain; it should be yellow and smooth as velvet.

Allemande Sauce Recipes

Allemande Sauce #1

Quantities Required for One Quart.

  • The yolks of 5 eggs.
  • ½ the juice of a lemon.
  • 1 pint of cold white stock.
  • ½  pint of mushroom liquor.
  • I quart of Velouté, well despumated.


Put the various ingredients in a thick bottomed sauté-pan and mix them carefully. Then put the pan on an open fire, and stir the sauce with a metal spatula, lest it burn at the bottom.

When the sauce has been reduced to about one quart, add one-third pint of fresh cream to it, and reduce further for a few minutes.

It should then be passed through a fine strainer into a tureen and kept moving until quite cold.

Prepared thus, the Allemande Sauce is ready for the preparation of the smaller sauces.  Butter must only be added at the very last moment, for if it were buttered any earlier it would most surely turn.

The same injunction holds good with this sauce when it is to be served in its original state; it should then receive a small addition of cream, and be buttered so that it may attain its required delicacy; but this addition of butter and cream ought only to be made at the last moment, and away from the fire.

When a sauce thickened with egg yolks has any fat substance added to it, it cannot be exposed to a higher temperature than 140 degrees Fahrenheit without risking decomposition.

Allemande Sauce #2

Prepare :
4 pint of Essence of Chicken
1 gill of Essence of Mushrooms
1 quart of Velouté Sauce

Reduce these over the fire, till the sauce is of sufficient consistence to coat the spoon; thicken with 4 yolks of egg, and 1 oz. of butter; strain through a tammy cloth, into a bain-marie-pan; put a tablespoon of Chicken Consommé on the top of the sauce, to prevent a skin forming on the surface.


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