Italian Essentials: Yummy Pizza White Sauce

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

If you are tired of red sauce on your pizzas, you might be interested in trying this recipe out. As a matter of fact, it works well with a pizza, pasta, or fish.

I puttered about with the basic recipe, until I achieved something with a bit more of a kick than a “traditional” white sauce. And if you have any truffle oil, and you add a drop or two, you will be surprised how its earthy flavor ties the other ingredients together.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Many
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 4 clove
    baked garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1//8 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c
    pecorino romano
  • 1 - 2 dash(es)
    truffle oil (optional)

How to Make Italian Essentials: Yummy Pizza White Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add a bit of salt to the baked garlic, and then smash it smooth with the flat end of your kitchen knife. You want it like a paste.
  4. Chef’s Note: If you have never baked garlic, you will love its wonderful mellow flavor. Here is a recipe on how to bake garlic:
    Cooking Essentials: Baked Garlic
  5. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat.
  6. When the butter melts, add the onion, and sauté in the butter for 1 minute.
  7. Add the flour, baked garlic, black and white pepper, parsley and oregano to the saucepan, and whisk until completely combined, and beginning to bubble, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  8. Add the milk and whisk to combine.
  9. When the mixture begins to simmer, add the cheeses, and stir until the mixture begins to thicken, about 4 – 6 minutes.
  10. Chef’s Note: At this point remove from the heat, and add the truffle oil, if using.
  11. Chef’s Tip: If the mixture become too thick, add a bit of milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you have the right consistency. It should be thick enough to easily coat the back of a spoon, and leave a trail when you run your finger across it.
  12. PLATE/PRESENT
  13. Use it on your next pizza.
  14. Use it over a plate of pasta. Enjoy
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Italian Essentials: Yummy Pizza White Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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