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This recipe calls for cooking the sauce over hot water. What is meant by this is to use a double boiler, which prevents delicate ingredients from burning. Always use a double boiler when you are preparing anything with egg yolks or cream.

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HOT CURRY DIP, American

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Few grains cayenne
  • 3 tbsp. chopped crystalized ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed, dried mint leaves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Preparation Instructions

Heat butter, add chopped onions and cook until onions are clear. Add flour, curry powder, salt, sugar, few grains cayenne, ginger, crushed mint leaves, and cloves. Remove from heat and gradually stir in 2 cups milk. Cook over hot water for 30 minutes. Stir in coconut and cook 10 minutes longer. Add lime juice and heavy cream. Serve hot.

Contributed by Mrs. Mildred Prindle, 1950

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