Bechamel Sauce (garlic or onion) & White Sauce

Bechamel Sauce (garlic Or Onion) & White Sauce Recipe

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deb baldwin

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@messinthekitchen

The only way I make sauces.
These are quick and easy sauces to make.
Different kinds all in one place.


"Easy Sauce"
"In the microwave oven, energy penetrates sauces from all directions, so they cook faster and require little stirring to achieve a smooth consistency. For easy clean-up, measure, mix and microwave in a glass measuring cup."
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Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 1 cup
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

BECHAMEL SAUCE

2 Tbsp
butter
2 tsp
minced onion (i use dried) or minced garlic
2 Tbsp
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
dash(es)
of white pepper
1 c
half and half
1 small
bay leaf (dried)

WHITE SAUCE

2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
opt: 1 tsp chopped chives
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper
1 c
milk

OPT: CHEESE SAUCE

1 c
shredded cheddar cheese (or a cheese of your choice)

How to Make Bechamel Sauce (garlic or onion) & White Sauce

Step-by-Step

  • 1BECHAMEL SAUCE:
    Place butter and onion (or garlic) in a 2-cup measure.
    Microwave at high for 1 minute or until tender.
    Stir in flour, salt and pepper.
    Blend in half and half.
    Add bay leaf.
    Reduce power to 50% (medium).
    Microwave 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened, stirring after each minute with a wire whip.
    Discard bay leaf.
    Serve with poultry or vegetables.
    Makes about 1 cup.
  • 2WHITE SAUCE:
    Melt butter in 1-quart measurer at High (30 to 60 sec).
    Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth.
    Blend in milk with a wire whip until smooth.
    Microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 6 minutes, or until mixture thickens; stir after 2 minutes, and then every minute.
    Makes 1 cup.

    CHEESE SAUCE:
    Add 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to hot white sauce.
    Stir until cheese melts.
    Microwave at high for 30 seconds.
    Stir before serving.
    Serve with broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts.

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About Bechamel Sauce (garlic or onion) & White Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy