Sauce Bretonne
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Sauce Bretonne is a classic French Compound Sauce that can be made as either of two variants. Early Chefs improvised and imitated, and over the years, different versions of classic sauces have arisen. Knowing which variant of a classic sauce being called for will be very helpful.


Variant 1 of a Sauce Bretonne is a white wine sauce Finished with Cream and Garnished with a Julienne of CeleryLeeks, mushrooms, and onions. Variant 1 of a Sauce Bretonne is traditionally used for fish or chicken

Variant 2 of Sauce Bretonne is a Compound Sauce made from a Demi-Glacé flavored with a Reduction of white wine, ShallotsTomato Purée, Butter and Parsley. Variant 2 is used more often for meats and vegetables.

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