Sauces for Vegetables

Everyone knows that eating vegetables is good for you. Still, for manyespecially childrenit”s not a favorite part of any meal. There is one way to make them taste better to those who don”t like them, though: sauces.

Vegetable sauces add some great flavoring and are not too hard to make. Below, you will see many different sauce recipes.

Medium White Sauce

Out of all the recipes for sauces, medium white sauce is the one most prefer to make. You can make it as thick or as thin as you”d like, so it”s versatile as well as tasty. The recipe below will make enough to serve six people.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  1. Melt your butter, and add the flour, salt and pepper to it.
  2. Heat your milk and pour the above mixture into it.
  3. Cook the mixture until the flour has thickened completely.
  4. Drain the water from your vegetables and pour the sauce over it. Serve.

Vegetable Sauce

Like some of the other sauces mentioned here, this recipe will serve four to six people. To make it, you will need the following:

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water in which the vegetables were cooked

Directions

  1. Melt the butter, then add the flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the milk and water of medium high heat. Pour the butter mixture into the liquids.
  3. Cook until the mixture has thickened.
  4. Pour this over the drained vegetable and serve it hot.

Drawn-Butter Sauce

To spice up your vegetables, gather the ingredients below and use the directions to make drawn-butter sauce. It will make enough for four to six people.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup hot water

Directions

  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Add your flour, salt and pepper, then pour the mixture into the hot water.
  3. Boil for several minutes and serve.

Hollandaise Sauce

Like many of the sauce recipes, hollandaise sauce is easy to make and adds plenty of flavor to vegetables. To make it, gather the ingredients below and follow the directions.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice

Directions

  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Add flour, salt and water, then cook until the mixture thickens.
  3. While still hot, pour it over a slightly beaten egg yolk.
  4. Beat the whole mixture to prevent curdling, then add vinegar or lemon juice.
  5. Serve this with your vegetables, which will have been boiled in salted water.

Sour Cream Dressing

Like many sauce recipes, this will serve four to six people. Gather the below ingredients and follow the directions to make a sauce that will make anyone love their vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk or sweet cream
  • 1/4 cup vinegar

Directions

  1. Melt the butter and add the flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the mixture into the heated milk or cream and let it thicken.
  3. Add your vinegar, stirring it well, then serve hot.

Matre D” Htel Sauce

To make a more classy dressing for vegetables, try the recipe below. It will be great for special occasions or dinner parties.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper

Directions

  1. Melt your butter, then add chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well and let it all boil, being careful not to brown it.
  3. Pour over the vegetables and serve.

Parsley-Butter Sauce

Finally, we have parsley-butter sauce. This serves four to six people, like the other sauces. It”s especially good with new potatoes, turnips or carrots. Just gather the following ingredients and follow the directions and you”ll end up with a nice addition for any meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a sauce pan until it”s browned.
  2. Add your parsley, salt and pepper, then allow the sauce to get hot without boiling.

Resources

Woman”s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc. (2003).Sauces for Vegetables. Retrieved April 30, 2008, from the Project Gutenberg Web site: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext06/

8loc210h.htm#SAUCES_FOR_VEGETABLES.