Bechamel Sauce

Recipe by lazyme
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 2 quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add the warm milk, whisking constantly to prevent any lumps from forming.
  • Simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thick, smooth and creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Do not allow the bechamel sauce to boil.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch each of white pepper and nutmeg.
  • Season the sauce with more salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  • The sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate.
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