Basic Bechamel Sauce

Basic Bechamel Sauce

MATHIEUDAIGLE

"This is a quick and easy bechamel sauce."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 139 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 683 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour until smooth. Continue stirring as the flour cooks to a light, golden, sandy color, about 7 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in milk until thickened by the roux. Bring to a gentle simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the flour has softened and not longer tastes gritty, 10 to 20 minutes, then season with salt and nutmeg.

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Most helpful positive review

Thanks for reminding me of the basic proportions of butter, flour, and milk. Can be seasoned 1000 ways to serve as a base for zillions of dishes. I use it instead of condensed cream of mushroo...

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I found this bechamel sauce too watery.

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Thanks for reminding me of the basic proportions of butter, flour, and milk. Can be seasoned 1000 ways to serve as a base for zillions of dishes. I use it instead of condensed cream of mushroo...

This turned out perfectly but you have to be patient and cook it the recommended time. Next time, I might put in a little less salt.

I was comparing Bechamel Sauce Recipes and this is similar to the one I found on Food Network by Mario Batali which I've made before with the exception of an increase in the nutmeg by 1/4 tsp. ...

This turned out wonderful. Simple recipe and great results! I made it for a party of 2 with only one cup of milk and it thickened faster than I expected. Really watch it on the stove if you make...

Your patience will be rewarded with this one.

Wow, this is great. This is what I expect from a bechamel sauce recipe! I think the user who thought it was too water maybe didn't give it time to thicken up, because mine was perfect!

I thought this was a great recipe! I have made many attempts at making white sauce and this so far has been the best. The only thing I did was add 1/2 an Onion to it during the simmering part. I...

I found this bechamel sauce too watery.

Excellent instruction for those new to this kind of home made sauce base and the taste of this recipe is very good while also easy to spice in different ways. However, still like our family rec...

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