This is our favorite accompaniment to beef. It was created for the horseradish lover and therefore has an undeniable bite. If you prefer a tamer variety, add more sour cream or whisk in some heavy cream, which will also serve to lighten it.
The sauce thickens on standing; prepare it at least 1 hour ahead, so that it will reach the desired consistency.
|white pepper, preferably freshly ground||a few grindings||•||•|
|salt||a big pinch||•||•|
|fresh bread crumbs*||•||•|
*To make fresh bread crumbs, place a piece of bread in the food processor and process it to fine qrumbs.
In a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Cover tightly and refrigerate until serving time.
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