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Basic Béchamel (White) Sauce

A classic French recipe, this creamy sauce thickened with a roux can be used as a base for many other sauces as well as in casseroles and soufflés.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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¼ cup butter or vegetable oil
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¼ cup all-purpose flour
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2 cups low-fat milk, preferably warmed

Instructions: 

Heat butter or oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring or whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened, stirring or whisking constantly.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
91
Protein: 
3 g
Total Fat: 
6 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
Carbohydrates: 
6 g
Cholesterol: 
18 mg
Sodium: 
68 mg
Fiber: 
1 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Makes 2 cups