What is American Sauce?

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petitbleu
petitbleu April 14, 2014

Sauce Américaine is a classical French sauce made with lobster shells, onions, garlic, tomatoes, fish stock, etc. It's fairly complicated, as most of those French sauces are. However, I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about. Could you be more specific with your question?

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Helen G Gettelman
Helen G Gettelman April 14, 2014

A recipe for French Poodles suggested American Sauce for dipping.

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Helen G Gettelman April 14, 2014

No, but this may clarify my question!

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Pegeen
Pegeen April 14, 2014

In the case of this French Poodle recipe, Sauce American is just ketchup. But the recipe also recommends providing mustard, on the side, for the dish.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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pierino
pierino April 14, 2014

Ironic or not, American Sauce is a description used in Europe, typically in UK. As Petitbleu correctly noted Sauce Américaine is a classic French sauce invented in Paris by a chef who earned the nickname "Chicago" because he had worked in kitchens there. But in common parlance (again in UK) it usually refers to a mixture of ketchup and mayo with a bit of mustard. Which makes more sense with fried food like corn dogs or frites.

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jmburns
jmburns April 15, 2014

I believe it also has some horseradish in it. Ketchup, mayo, mustard and horseradish.

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pierino
pierino April 16, 2014

Yes jmburns,when you add horseradish you are now working on a creole sauce that is great with po'boy sandwiches and that brings us back to fried foods.

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