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Mario Batali's Besciamella

MARIO BATALI
Bechamel
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
12
cost
$
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ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • Nutmeg
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    Heat butter in medium sauce pan until melted.
  • 2
    1/4 cup Flour
    Add flour and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat until light golden brown, about 6-7 minutes.
  • 3
    3 cups Whole Milk
    Heat the milk in a separate pan until it's just about to boil. Add milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds.
  • 4
    2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
    Nutmeg
    Remove from heat and season with salt and nutmeg.
 
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