Recipe: How to make basic White Sauce

09/20/2010 2:46 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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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)

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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.

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Add flour to melted butter, and stir

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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.

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Wisk in milk, it will be thin at first.  But as it cooks it will thicken.

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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.

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