drawn butter ExamplesWord Origin noun
- melted butter, clarified and often seasoned with herbs or lemon juice.
- a sauce of melted butter, flour, vegetable or fish stock, and lemon juice.
Origin of drawn butter An Americanism dating back to 1820–30 Examples from the Web for drawn butter Historical Examples of drawn butter
To add food material, a dressing, such as drawn-butter sauce or mayonnaise dressing, is usually served.
Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Make a drawn-butter sauce of one tablespoonful of butter and two tablespoonfuls of flour cooked till the mixture leaves the pan.
Add one-half cupful of sliced or chopped hard-boiled eggs to two cupfuls of Drawn-Butter Sauce or sufficient melted butter.
Add two or three tablespoonfuls of capers to two cupfuls of Drawn-Butter Sauce.
When I brought on the asparagus, he said that in Poland they put burnt bread crumbs into drawn-butter sauce.
Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for drawn butter drawn butter noun
- melted butter often with seasonings