creamy homemade sauce mornay

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

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 For creamy homemade sauce mornay

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

How To Make creamy homemade sauce mornay

  • 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.

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