Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bechamel Sauce for Jerry

My coworker Jerry has been partaking in making a couple of my recipes for his family. They have enjoyed the Chile Verde and the Chicken Fried Steak. A foodie in his own right was stumped as to how to make a white sauce that is placed on an open faced Scandinavian Sandwich. The official name of this sauce is Bechamel Sauce. The sweetness, which comes from the butter, in the sauce is what he is looking for. I found a good one by Mario Batalli. Enjoy Jerry~


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


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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