Bechamel Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 3 cups
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
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Directions

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil. Add the hot milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg, and set aside until ready to use.

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