from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sauce prepared with eggs, used with boiled fish, fowls, etc.


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  • Salt fish, soaked in water to rehydrate and remove salt, boiled and served with boiled parsnips and egg-sauce AKA hollandaise

    Alexia's London: Supper April 24, 1876

  • Do, prithee, dear Allworthy, come and dine with me at the Hercules Pillars: I have bespoke a shoulder of mutton roasted, and a spare-rib of pork, and a fowl and egg-sauce.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • It may be served with egg-sauce instead of parsnip, or boiled and served without flaking with the usual sauce.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Pour egg-sauce over it, or parsnips, boiled and beaten fine with butter and cream.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • The young person carved a fowl with the utmost delicacy, and asked so distinctly for egg-sauce, that poor Briggs, before whom that delicious condiment was placed, started, made a great clattering with the ladle, and once more fell back in the most gushing hysterical state.

    XIV. Miss Crawley at Home

  • Bread-sauce and gravy, the same as for roast fowl, are exceedingly nice accompaniments to roast pigeons, as also egg-sauce.

    The Book of Household Management

  • And the Cotton Snob verily, if persuaded it was the thing to have a juvenile African served up whole on state occasions, stuffed like a young grunter or prepared like a baron of beef, would never once hesitate to have young Sambo served with parsley and egg-sauce, or whatever else might be the taste of the hour; and

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • The fowl and sausages were cold, and the gravy and the egg-sauce stagnant, before the Captain remembered that they were on the board, and fell to with the assistance of Diogenes, whose united efforts quickly dispatched the banquet.

    Dombey and Son

  • Having propped Florence up with cushions on the sofa, which was already wheeled into a warm corner for her greater comfort, the Captain pursued his cooking with extraordinary skill, making hot gravy in a second little saucepan, boiling a handful of potatoes in a third, never forgetting the egg-sauce in the first, and making an impartial round of basting and stirring with the most useful of spoons every minute.

    Dombey and Son

  • The Captain had spread the cloth with great care, and was making some egg-sauce in a little saucepan: basting the fowl from time to time during the process with a strong interest, as it turned and browned on a string before the fire.

    Dombey and Son


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