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How to Make White Sauce Recipe

Description:  White sauce is a basic for making many sauces. While there are many variations of white sauce, this is a basic one.


  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine over low heat.

  2. Slowly blend in 2 tablespoons of flour.

  3. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

  4. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, stirring constantly.

  6. Continue cooking slowly until smooth, and sauce has thickened.

  7. You can make your white sauce thicker or thinner, by adding more or less milk.

Variations: You can add a variety of herbs and spices to this basic white sauce recipe, including celery salt, onion salt, parsley, lemon juice, basil, and more.

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