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Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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Ingredients :

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • Methods :

  • Step 1

    MICROWAVE METHOD: In microwave oven, melt butter in a 1-quart glass measuring pitcher for about 1 minute at HIGH.

  • Step 2

    Add grated onion and flour and mix well. Gradually add warm or room temperature chicken broth (NOT hot) and half-and-half to container, stirring constantly.

  • Step 3

    Cook uncovered for 5-6 minutes at HIGH or until sauce is thickened. Do NOT boil.

  • Step 4

    After 2 minutes, stir mixture, then stir again every 30 seconds to one minute as needed. When sauce reaches medium thickness, remove from microwave, add seasonings and stir. Mmmm!

  • Step 5

    STOVETOP METHOD: In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in the flour, salt and white pepper. Add cold half-and-half and COLD chicken broth all at once. Stir well. Cook, stirring frequently, at medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in seasoning.

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