Creamy Homemade Sauce Mornay

Marsha Gardner

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@mrdick1950

Mix this creamy cheese sauce recipe with pasta for a quick macaroni and cheese. Or try it as a topping for steamed vegetables (caulfilower or broccoli are popular candidates), poached fish or chicken.


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Serves:

1 1/4 cups

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
milk
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kosher salt
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freshly ground white pepper
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freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 c
gruyere or swiss cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low to medium heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and mix well. Continuing stirring over low heat for two minutes.
2
Using a whisk, and continually whisking, add the milk in small quantities - about two tablespoons at a time. Make sure that you fully incorporate the liquid before adding more - this way you will get a smooth sauce.
3
After you've added about half the milk, pour in the rest and give the mixture a good whisking. Continue to heat the sauce on low to medium heat, whisking often. Cook just to below boiling until the mixture thickens.
4
Add the cheese about 2 tablespoons at a time, thoroughly incorporating each addtion.
5
Remove from heat and whisk in nutmeg, salt and pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces