Basic Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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Basic Bechamel Sauce

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

From the Art of French Cooking by Fernande Garvin.


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Serves:
2 cups
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
chopped onions
2 Tbsp
flour
2 1/2 c
hot milk
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1 pinch
grated nutmeg

Step-By-Step

1In small, heavy saucepan, melt butter. As soon as butter is melted, add onions and cook over medium flame for 3 minutes, or until onions begin to turn golden. Stir in flour. Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly until smooth.
2Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and cook over low flame for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain.
3Bechamel sauce may be prepared in advance, and keeps well in refrigerator for more than two weeks.

Makes 2 cups of sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French