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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and cook over low flame for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain.
3
Bechamel 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