Basic Bechamel Sauce

Basic Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@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

How to Make Basic Bechamel Sauce

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.

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About Basic Bechamel Sauce

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




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