I can't believe I've never reviewed this Kooka! Delicious, easy & yes, a little bit magic! I have used this recipe to make both cheese & mustard sauces with perfect results every time. Update: I reviewed this years ago & thought I would add that it is still my "go to" white sauce & the one I recommend to others. I am thinking II would like to try it as the base for a fish pie. I'll let you know how that goes :-)
I used this recipe to make green bean casserole. Added 1 cu mushrooms, glove garlic and topped with panko crumbs with a little dry onion soup mix. The best ever. I don't think I'll be going back to cream can soups when you can adjust this sauce so many ways. Plus it's easy.
Wonderful! I added garlic to the butter, cooled it then followed the recipe. Perfect for my shrimp and scallop dinner! Thanks
This is my go Basic White Sauce Recipe. I've found it's too thick as written so I reduced the flour by 1/2. Depending on what I am using this recipe for & the additional items I add, I adjust the flour to suit the needs. We love garlic, so I add at least 2-3 cloves minced garlic to the butter, slowly cook the butter until the garlic is soft & the flavor is blended with the butter, then refrigerate it until cool before making the sauce.
I've used this recipe for seafood, Ravioli & lasagne. I add different cheeses. Usually about a total of a cup of assorted kinds again it depends on the main dish. For Lobster Ravioli, I added a cup of romano & Parmesan and I added 1 pack of Old Bay spice. Made a great New Years Eve dinner.
Extremely easy and taste great. I added 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and onion powder, a little extra pepper, parmesan cheese shavings, parsley and a little lemon at the end to finish it. This went wonderfully with some lobster tortellini. Thanks for posting.
I sauteed some garlic and onion in the butter but otherwise made it as directed. TFS :0)
How easy! I made the cheese sauce with a few differences, 3 T. butter, more nutmeg, more cayenne pepper, more lemon juice. I used 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup cream since I had it in the house. Next time I will only use the skim milk and I think it will work fine. I added pecorino romano cheese without measuring. Served the sauce with cheese tortellini and shredded chicken mixed in. The sauce was very thick.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. It can't get any easier, comes out very creamy even with skim milk. Shame on me for having this in my cookbook for so long before trying it!
I always use Wondra flour for sauces. It blends instantly and you never have any lumps.
Yup, a fantastic no-fail 'magic' sauce. It's a tad too thick for my liking but that's easily fixed :D I'll certainly be making white/cheese etc. sauces more often - now there is no need to be afraid of wasting time/ingredients trying to make something that needs to be thrown out. Thank you for this fab recipe!
I believe my mother that lives in canada uses this recipe to make a white salmon sauce (that's what she calls it). This is the base cause and she adds the salmon and eggs.