Total Time
12mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

There was a lack of sauces on recipezaar so I thought I would make a contribution. A very nice sauce with many uses. I will post some recipes where I use it.

Directions

  1. Place the butter in a preheated suacepan and melt the butter down (on low heat).
  2. Once the butter is melted down add the plain flour.
  3. Stir well and cook the mixture of butter and plain flour which should go a bit lumpy and dry at this stage.
  4. Very important that you cook this well (2-4 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat and slowly, very slowly add the milk and stir in.
  6. The sauce should now be getting smooth.
  7. If it is lumpy you have been adding the milk to fast.
  8. Keep adding the milk until the desired thickness is achieved.
  9. Add the paprika for a bit of extra kick.
  10. Any other herbs or things like lemons can be added for a bit of extra taste.
  11. This sauce is used in my fish and white sauce and my tuna mornay recipes as well so look for them.
Most Helpful

This was a super easy, super fantastic recipe. I paired it with some seasoned chicken and veggies and served over egg noodles. It was a hit. I added my milk to fast and it got lumpy, but was able to save it with a a whisk and continuous stirring. Great flavor and easy to follow recipe. Thanks for a great recipe ben

Just J February 04, 2009

very nice sauce! I added some cheddar cheese and poured it over steamed cabbage and cauliflower! yum yum!

bierykbjb July 11, 2010

Used as the basis for Swedish meatballs, I eliminated the paprika and added allspice, nutmeg and a dash of garlic powder. Perfect. Thank you for posting the basic white sauce recipe!

dogsandwoods May 28, 2010