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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The 5 Mother Sauces

Here are the 5 mother sauces:

1. Bechamel
2. Veloute
3. Espagnole (brown sauce)
4. Tomato Sauce
5. Hollandaise

Hollandaise is pretty much the only mother sauce that we use by itself.  Tomato sauce can be used plain, but we usually add other ingredients to it.  When other ingredients are add to a mother sauce, it is then called a small sauce. Bechamel, Veloute and Espangnole are pretty bland by themselves.  Hollandaise and Tomato definitely have enough flavor to stand alone.  There you have it!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Soooo...I think we have the tomato sauce thing well in hand, even if it is considered a small sauce. So sad to call it a small sauce with so much flavor. Yes, sad indeed.