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Rating: 5/5 (2 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 28mg
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A  6%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  14%Iron  0%
Potassium  5%Vitamin E  1%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basic White Sauce (Sauce Bechamel)

Recipe Tags: Sauce Recipes

Date Added: January 17, 2011


2 Cups Whole Milk or 2 cups of half & amp; half
2 Tablespoons Flour unsifted
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter cut into small piece
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1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.

2. Stir in the flour and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.

3. (This is called a roux). Add the milk, whisking constantly, and continue whisking until the sauce comes to a boil.

4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

5. When the sauce is of the desired consistency, strain it and add the seasonings to taste.

6. THICKER SAUCE: Increase the butter and flour by 1 or 2 tablespoons but do not change the amount of milk.

7. MAKE IT LIGHT: Use a butter substitute and nonfat milk instead of the butter and whole milk.

8. MAKE IT AHEAD: Basic White Sauce may be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or in the freezer for up to one month.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is very low-sodium with 49.5mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Milk, Butter, Gluten allergies.
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