Kittencal's White Sauce/Roux

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READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For stovetop; melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in flour stirring/whisking constantly for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add in cream or milk stirring/whisking constantly until bubbly and thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • For microwave; place butter into a 6 to 8-cup liquid Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds or until thickened.
  • Add in flour stirring until smooth.
  • Gradually add in cream or milk; stir/whisk well.
  • Return to microwave and cook on HIGH for about 4 minutes or until thickened and bubbly (stirring after 2 minutes and then at 1 minute intervals).
  • Stir in salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat use immediately, or to cool the sauce for later use, cover the sauce directly with wax paper to prevent a skin from forming.
  • VARIATIONS;.
  • Veloute sauce; substitute 2 cups chicken or beef broth for the cream.
  • For cheese sauce; stir in 2 cups old cheddar cheese and 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard with the salt and pepper.
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