Recipe by Sackville
The next time you bake a ham, try making this simple sauce to go with it.
Top Review by Miss Annie
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.