Sauce Béchamel Recipe (french Basic White Sauce)


Béchamel is what the French refer to as a "mother sauce." It is a basic, fairly neutral sauce that is ideal for highlighting the flavor of delicate dishes. Also known as white sauce, béchamel goes well with vegetables and chicken and fish dishes.

What you will need

Butter -- 2 tablespoons

Flour -- 3 tablespoons

Milk -- 2 cups

Salt -- 1/4 teaspoon

White pepper -- pinch

Onion (optional), peeled -- 1/4

Whole clove (optional) -- 1

Bay leaf (optional) -- 1

Nutmeg (optional) -- pinch


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