Parsley Sauce


Preparation info

  • Makes about

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Real Irish Food

Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

The chicken stock and lemon juice elevate this from just being white sauce with green stuff. It has a delicate flavor that brings out the natural sweetness in boiled bacon, sliced ham, or fish.


  • ΒΌ cup(Β½ stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • β…“ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper


    1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not let the butter brown.
    2. Slowly add the milk and chicken stock, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring for 6 to 7 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and thickened.
    3. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice, and season liberally with salt and pepper.