I was about 8 years old when I learned how to make white gravy (basic white sauce). It is a great thing to learn to make and can be “tweaked” to work in many different ways.
You will need
- 2 TBS butter
- 2TBS flour
- 1/4 salt
- 1/8 pepper
- 1 cup milk (add more for a thinner sauce)
Melt butter over medium heat. I always add a little Mrs. Dash to mine, gives it a little more flavor, but that is totally optional.
Add flour to melted butter, and stir
You will want to cook the flour butter mixer 3-4 minutes. This allows the flour to cook, and it takes away the raw flour taste, and will get more of a nutty flavor.
Wisk in milk, it will be thin at first. But as it cooks it will thicken.
You can always add a little more milk if you want it thinner. If you do not want to use milk, you can use broth, to make gravy.