Chef John's White Sauce

Chef John's White Sauce

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"White sauce is one of the “mother sauces” in traditional culinary training and is used in many popular dishes."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup cold milk, about 1 minute. Stir in second cup of milk for an additional minute.
  3. Stir in remaining 2 cups of milk, cayenne pepper, salt, thyme, and nutmeg; bring to a simmer over low heat until sauce begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
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I didn't change a thing and loved it!!

This is a BASIC sauce. Add whatever spices will complement whatever you're going to use it on. Important: you want to cook the butter/four mix at a temp that will cook the flour without burni...

I skipped the thyme in this recipe. I browned some chopped onion and fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding the flour. After the sauce was made, I added some ground mustard and a touch ...