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Basic White Sauce Bechamel

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Ingredients
  Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Enriched all purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Skim milk 2 Cup (32 tbs), heated
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1 Dash
Directions

MAKING
1) Heat the margarine till it is bubbly in a small saucepan.
2) Add the flour and cook over low heat, constantly stirring, for about 3 minutes.
3) Take the pan off the heat.
4) With a small wire whisk, stir in the heated milk gradually. Continue stirring till the mixture is smooth.
5) Add the salt and pepper, and if using, the nutmeg.
6) Cook the mixture over moderate heat, constantly stirring, till it has thickened.
7) Reduce the heat to low. Continue to cook, occasionally stirring, for 15 minutes more.

SERVING
8) Serve as preferred.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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