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Lyonnaise Sauce Recipe


Lyonnaise Sauce

Lyonnaise Sauce

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Lyonnaise Sauce Recipe

The Lyonnaise Sauce is a finished sauce made with onions and white wine vinegar simmered in a basic demi-glace. The Sauce Lyonnaise pairs well with roasted meats, grilled pork, poultry dishes and even grilled sausages.

Classically, you would strain the sauce before serving, but for a more rustic look, leave the onions when you serve it.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pint demi-glace
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and cook the onions until they turn a light golden brown.

  2. Add the vinegar, heat until the liquid boils, lower the heat a bit and continue simmering until the liquid has reduced by half.

  3. Add the demi-glace, then lower heat to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.

  4. Strain through a mesh strainer (optional) and serve right away.
Makes about 2 cups of Lyonnaise Sauce.
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