My Mum's Parsley Sauce

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Appears in
The Best of Floyd

By Keith Floyd

Published 1995

  • About

I have eaten at the highest and the lowest tables around the world. I have paid exorbitant bills in fine restaurants, I have eaten bread and lard sprinkled with paprika in a desolate café in Budapest. I know many fine chefs and cooks but one of the very best just happens to be my mother and her parsley sauce is excellent.


  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour


Melt the butter in a pan. Stir in the flour and cook for about 3 minutes, being careful not to let it burn. Add the stock, stirring constantly, then add the milk and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until a smooth sauce has been achieved. Add the parsley and simmer for 5 more minutes. And just before you serve it, whisk in the egg yolk and cream rapidly.

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