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Bechamel, Or Fine White Sauce

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  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Melt the 3 tablespoonfuls of butter, stir in the flour without allowing it to brown, mix in the cold milk very gradually, stirring all the time.
When the milk is smoothly in, move the saucepan to a milder heat to avoid too-quick boiling.
Stir for five minutes with a wooden spoon, add salt and pepper.
Away from the heat, bind the sauce with 2 tablespoonfuls of diced butter.
This sauce is improved by adding one of the following ingredients when you bind it with butter: 2 tablespoonfuls of fresh cream; 1 tablespoonful of cream and 1 yolk of egg: the juice of a lemon: or 1 egg yolk beaten with lemon juice: 1 egg beaten with some continental mustard and mixed herbs.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 189 Calories from Fat 114

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.9%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 35.5 mg11.8%

Sodium 46.7 mg1.9%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.3 g1.2%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 5 g9.8%

Vitamin A 7.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 13.2% Iron 3.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Bechamel, Or Fine White Sauce Recipe