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Bechamel (D, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Yield: 3 cups

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 onion, minced
3 cups hot milk
Bay leaf
Grated nutmeg

In the top of a double boiler, heat the butter until bubbly. Add the finely chopped onion and let cook over low heat for 3 or 4 minutes; stir in the flour and continue cooking a few minutes more, then begin adding the milk.

Pour the milk bit by bit and stir with a whisk while you do. The sauce will begin to thicken after a few minutes. Add a few peppercorns, 1 tsp. thyme, a large bay leaf, a little salt and nutmeg. Let it cook slowly for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain through a sieve.

Posted by Cynde Sawyer

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A