5 from 1 vote
Bechamel Sauce
Bechamel sauce for croques monsieur sandwiches
Course: Sauce
Author: Kylie @ Made by a Princess
  • 2.5 tbsps butter
  • 3 tbsps all purpose flour if you don't feel the sauce is thick enough to spread add a little more flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg ground nutmeg just isn't the same, if you can, purchase fresh nutmegs and ground them yourself
  • 1/2 tsp pepper *optional
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium low heat until melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light golden sandy color, about 6-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil. Add the hot milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, season with salt, pepper (if using), and nutmeg. Set aside until ready to use. Mixture should be kind of thick. You are going to spread it on bread so if you need to thicken it add flour and whisk but only little bits at a time.