10 Recipes Every Beginning Cook Should Know #7 Bechamel Sauce

In classic French Cooking there are 5 mother sauces from which all other sauces are just some variation.  Theses sauces are Bechamel, Veloute, Espagnole, Sauce Tomate and Hollandaise.  While all the mother sauces have their uses, I think the most useful to home cooks is  Sauce Bechamel or white sauce.

So for my 6th recipe every beginning cook should know I  choose Bechamel or basic white sauce.

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

1 TBS butter

1 TBS flour

1 cup milk

In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat.  When butter is melted, stir in the flour heat  to low and cook, stirring with a wire whisk, almost constantly until the flour-butter mixture darkens, at least 3 minutes.  Stir in the liquid a little bit at a time, still using a wire whisk, cook over low heat until the desired consistency is reached.

Recipes on A Solitary Feast using white sauce

  1. Cream of Soup Substitutes
  2. Mac and Cheese
  3. Vegetable Pot Pie
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2 thoughts on “10 Recipes Every Beginning Cook Should Know #7 Bechamel Sauce

  1. I totally agree! Béchamel is the one sauce everyone should know how to make. From there you can add mushrooms or cheese or other things to make it your own.

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