White sauce (also known as Bechamel Sauce) undoubtedly is the mother of all sauces. And when something is so universally liked, and so easy to make, one ought to know how to make it! I’ve made this sauce so many times and every time, I add a little variation. But the basic version of the white sauce has very few requirements – milk, flour, butter, salt and pepper.
Below is a quick video tutorial on how to make basic white sauce at home –
WHITE SAUCE RECIPE | BECHAMEL SAUCE RECIPE
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Makes: 1 cup
1 TBsp All purpose flour
1 TBsp Butter
1 cup Milk (around 200 ml)
1/2 tsp Salt (or as required)
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
3 TBsp Onion (finely chopped – optional, I skipped)
2-3 Garlic Cloves, crushed (optional)
1. Melt the butter on low heat. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute (if you want, the onions too)
- Stir in the flour & sauté for 1 minute. Don’t let it burn. The raw smell of flour should disappear.
Add milk & stir continuously to avoid lumps. It will start thickening
Once it thickens, add the salt & pepper (and maybe chilli flakes& oregano) & mix well.
This keep swell in the refrigerator for at least a week. It thickens even more when refrigerated. You can warm it up before use. Besides Pasta dishes, there are so many other dishes in which you could use this sauce. Stick around my blog for other posts!