Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
The next time you bake a ham, try making this simple sauce to go with it.
- 50 g butter
- 50 g flour
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard or 2 tablespoons English mustard
- 450 ml milk
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons finely snipped chives
- Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the flour.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard.
- Return the pan to the heat and gradually incorporate the milk, beating with a spoon as it comes up to a boil.
- Season with salt and pepper and let simmer gently, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
- This cooks the flour and thickens the sauce.
- Stir in the chives, adding a touch of soup stock or water if it seems too thick.
- Spoon over slices of ham.
This was a very good sauce. It was very pleasing, due to the strong mustard, I think. It gave the sauce some energy which balanced well with the mild ham. I used Dijon mustard this time, but I would love to try it with the English mustard. Fresh chives is an absolute must, the only way to go! Thanks for sharing this simple, but wonderful sauce recipe.
Used this over a ham loaf. Really perked it up! Makes a lot of sauce, so think I will 1/2 it next time. Also, think I will use a bolder mustard, because Dijon is just too salty for us. Thnx for posting Sackville.
Very good sauce for baked ham. I did add a little more dijon mustard to suit our tastes. Also went well with the baked macaroni and cheese we had with the ham.