Allemande Sauce

This is a classic French sauce and a variation of Veloute Sauce but made with egg yolks creating an even richer sauce. Often used with egg dishes and poached fish, this sauce can be served with poultry, veal and vegetables.

Name History - Allemande translates to "German Sauce" because of its pale yellow color. When War World I broke out, Escoffier renamed it to Sauce Blonde but today it is usually called Sauce Parisienne.

IMPORTANT - This sauce does not hold up very well and should be used as soon as it is made. If not handled properly, the sauce will separate and you'll have to start all over again.

Allemande Sauce Recipe & Video

Serves 2 - 4 people
Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cooking Time = 30 minutes


1 ¾ oz butter
1 ¾ oz flour
2 1⁄8 pints veal stock or chicken stock
4 egg yolks

Cooking Equipment

1 medium saucepan
1 small saucepan
1 sieve or chinois
1 bowl for the finished sauce
1 whisk
1 wooden spoon

How to Prepare Allemande Sauce

Heat the stock in the small saucepan. Then in the other saucepan melt the butter and add the flour to it. Stir with a wooden spoon over a low heat for 2-3 minutes to create a blond roux.

Make the sauce - Gradually, add the hot stock into the pan with the flour and melted butter and stir constantly to blend the ingredients together. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. If you stop stirring or the leave the sauce on the heat unattended, it will stick and burn.

Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce reaches the desired thickness, about 10-15 minutes.

Season the sauce with salt and a couple of turns of pepper and allow it to cool for a couple of minutes. Finally, beat the egg yolks into the sauce one at a time until well incorporated. Strain the sauce through the sieve into a bowl or another pan.


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