Basic Bechamel Sauce

Course : French
Serves: 1
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2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped onions
2 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups hot milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 dash grated nutmeg

Preparation / Directions:

In small, heavy saucepan, melt butter. As soon as butter is melted, add onions and cook over medium flame for 3 minutes, or until onions begin to turn golden. Stir in flour. Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly until smooth. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and cook over low flame for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain. B├ęchamel sauce may be prepared in advance, and keeps well in refrigerator for more than two weeks. Makes 2 cups of sauce. Recipe Source: THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Fernande Garvin

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