2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk or half and half
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Melt butter in heavy skillet, over
Immediately, stir with wire whisk
Cook over low heat for 2 to 3
minutes, stirring constantly.
Make sure the sauce does not
Gradually, add milk, whisking
constantly. Stir well until smooth.
Cook over low heat for 3 to 5
more minutes, until sauce
begins to thicken. Stir constantly.
This terrific and creamy classic sauce, also called
'Bechamel Sauce', is used for pastas, grilled
salmon, or steamed vegetables.
Basic White Sauce