What to do when curdling occurs?

  • What to do when curdling occurs? dassouki

    Are there any methods available to "fix" a sauce that has curdled?

    Or, if I can't fix the curdling, is there any way to still use the sauce? What can I do with it?

  • If you're making a sauce that isn't supposed to curdle, and it does, you throw it out and start over.

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