Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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Bechamel Sauce
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  1. Set 4 QT saucepan over medium heat, add butter, onion, pepper, cloves, bay leaves,.
  2. And garlic. Sautee until aromatic, about 4 minutes.
  3. Blend in the flour and stir about 3 minutes.
  4. Gradually add the milk and stir until it boils lightly (may need to increase to Med-High heat).
  5. Once boils, lower heat and simmer uncovered about 8 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon and has no raw flour taste.
  6. Pour through a fine strainer, stirring and pressing to extract all the flavors. Stir in the cream, salt (add to taste, may not need the entire TSP) and finally the thyme.
  7. Use immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 665.15 Kcal (2785 kJ)
Calories from fat 349.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.8g 60%
Cholesterol 107.9mg 36%
Sodium 1877.13mg 78%
Potassium 1068.68mg 23%
Total Carbs 57.84g 19%
Sugars 29.84g 119%
Dietary Fiber 4.48g 18%
Protein 21.06g 42%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 792.7mg 79%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 94.81 Kcal (397 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.53g 60%
Cholesterol 15.38mg 36%
Sodium 267.57mg 78%
Potassium 152.33mg 23%
Total Carbs 8.25g 19%
Sugars 4.25g 119%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 18%
Protein 3g 42%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 12%
Iron 0.3mg 11%
Calcium 113mg 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.7
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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