Erin Sauce

Pat Duran


This spinach sauce is not only great on fish, chicken and pasta , but oh so good with eggs florentine,etc. You can make this a s thick or as thin as you like- depending on what you want to use it with..great on it's own too!


★★★★★ 2 votes

40 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    undiluted evaporated milk like carnation or pet
  • 10 oz
    pkg. thawed, undrained chopped spinach
  • 1 large
    egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk, 2%
  • 1/4 c
    fish broth or pasta water or chicken broth-(depends on what you are making this for)

How to Make Erin Sauce


  1. Melt butter in saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in flour to make a smooth mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
    Bring to boiling, stirring all the while. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, or until quite thick. Add spinach and liquid of spinach; cook 5 minutes longer. (baked fish Florentine)
  2. Beat egg yolk slightly with a fork ; beat in 2% milk.
    Stir a small amount of hot sauce into yolk mixture, combining well. Pour back into sauce.
    (Pasta Florentine)
  3. Cook stirring and over a low flame, heat until thickness desired. Just before serving, slowly stir in 1/4 cup of cooking liquid from your main recipe whether it be fish broth or pasta liquid or chicken broth.(eggs Florentine)
    The photos are few ways you can use this sauce.

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About Erin Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Sauces, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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