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    Basic White Sauces

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    10 mins

    12 mins

    Cooking202's Note:

    These are simply ratios that can be easily remembered and used as foundations for many, many sauces. Each make approx 1 cup.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cup eacg

    Units: US | Metric

    THIN

    MEDIUM

    THICK

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt fat in a heavy saucepen. Slowly add flour. Do not brown. Add milk and salt. Stir or wisk constantly until thick.
    2. 2
      For extra rich sauce, use half milk and half stock. Cut down on salt if stock is salty. A drop of yellow food color gives richer color. This may also be cooked in a double boiler to keep from burning.
    3. 3
      Cheese Sauce;
    4. 4
      1 cup medium white sauce.
    5. 5
      1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese.
    6. 6
      Heat white sauce. Add cheese. Stir until melted.
    7. 7
      Horseradish Sauce:.
    8. 8
      1 cup medium white sauce.
    9. 9
      3 tablespoons prepared horseradish.
    10. 10
      Heat white sauce. Stir in horseradish.
    11. 11
      Mushroom Sauce:.
    12. 12
      1 cup medium white sauce (made with half milk and half stock).
    13. 13
      1 3oz can chopped mushrooms, undrained.
    14. 14
      1 teaspoon pale dry sherry.
    15. 15
      Heat white sauce. Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.
    16. 16
      Mustard Sauce:.
    17. 17
      1 cup medium white sauce.
    18. 18
      1 teaspoon prepared mustard of your choice.
    19. 19
      Heat white sauce. Stir in mustard and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic White Sauces

    Serving Size: 1 (870 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1243.1
     
    Calories from Fat 867
    69%
    Total Fat 96.3 g
    148%
    Saturated Fat 60.5 g
    302%
    Cholesterol 285.6 mg
    95%
    Sodium 4338.5 mg
    180%
    Total Carbohydrate 68.4 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 29.3 g
    58%

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