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Catholic Recipe: Egg and Caper Sauce


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • few drops lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of paprika


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: USA


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A sauce to put over fish dishes, in particular Poached Salmon, for Independence Day.


Melt the butter and gradually stir in the flour and cook for several minutes. Then add the hot milk and stir constantly until the sauce is thick. Add the cream, the chopped hard boiled eggs, capers (carefully drained), parsley, lemon juice and finally the salt and paprika. Stir until smooth and serve hot.

Recipe Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951