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White Sauce
Bechamel sauce

What is the Bechamel sauce?
One of the main sauces in french cuisine. Easy to make, this white sauce is used with egg, fish, gratin dishes.

Region Prep time / Cooking time

France

2 minutes / 5 minutes

Ingredients

2 tb butter
3 tb flour
2 cups milk
1 bay leaf
Salt
and pepper
 


 

White Sauce Recipe serve 6

Step 1: In a saucepan, melt butter over low to moderate heat. Add flour, stir from time to time. Mixture has to turn to a slightly golden color.

Step 2: Remove from heat. Add half of the milk, stir vigorously. Add the other half of the milk and the bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Cover and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stir every 20 or 30 seconds.

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