Basic White Sauce Recipe
This basic white sauce recipe can be used on it’s own or as the start to any number of French sauces, including supreme sauce. You can add cheese, chopped eggs, onions, all kinds of choices. Great on vegetables, as a base for macaroni and cheese, or gravy.
White sauce is very easy to make.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup water (More choices: chicken stock, milk or cream)
- salt and pepper
Melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon. Cook while stirring for two minutes. Add the water or stock, two tablespoons at a time, whisking the mixture to a smooth consistency after each addition. When you’ve added about half the liquid, you can add the rest all at once.
Continue warming on low to medium heat until sauce thickens. Whisk as needed to prevent it from getting lumpy. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste.