How to make bechamel sauce and with which dishes to accompany it?
Preparation very used in cooking, bechamel sauce is a classic sauces. It is prepared from a mixture of flour and butter, cooked with milk or cream. It is a white sauce that serves as a base for several more or less traditional sauces such as: Parisian sauce, supreme sauce, white wine sauce, etc. The famous béchamel is ideal for use in many dishes among which it is imperative to list gratins, lasagna, croquettes, croque-monsieur, pancake stuffed, moussaka etc. Very practical, bechamel sauce allows many variations depending on the specificity of the dish and personal taste. Want tips on how to make bechamel sauce? Deavita invites you to take a look at the easy recipes and preparation secrets listed below! It’s up to you!
Classic béchamel sauce recipe
Preparation time – 5 minutes; Cooking time – 5 minutes
-40 g of butter
-250 ml of milk
-2 cs of flour
Melt butter in a pan. Add the flour, stirring well with a kitchen whisk. Pour the cold milk over the flour and butter mixture by whisking gently with a whisk. Season and let it go. Here !
Idea: this white sauce can be used for the realization of a gratin, a croque-monsieur or lasagna.
How to make light béchamel sauce
This is a superb recipe bechamel sauce for those who prefer lighter preparations! To make the recipe that you are introducing, replace the butter with margarine and flour with Maïzena (cornstarch). Pay attention to the amount of milk that increases in this recipe. This is no surprise given the powerful thickening effect of cornstarch. This recipe is an excellent gluten-free alternative because corn starch does not contain gluten .
-40 g of margarine
-400 ml of milk
-2 cs of cornstarch
-Salt and pepper
The preparation is done in 4 steps
Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add the cornstarch, stirring with a whisk. Pour the cold milk on the mixture while whisking gently. Season and let it go.
Recipe of bechamel sauce with lemon
-20 g of butter
-20 g of flour
-500 ml warm milk
-1 cs of cream
– 1 fillet of lemon juice
– Salt and pepper
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Put the butter to heat in a saucepan by incorporating the flour. Be careful not to make lumps. Pour the warm milk without stirring. Season and let heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the cream and lemon juice and serve.
Express recipe of bechamel sauce without butter to accompany stuffed pancakes
-10 g flour
-150 ml of skimmed milk
-Salt and pepper
Preparation: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 5 minutes
Mix the flour with a little milk to avoid lumps. Mix with the rest of the milk. Bring to a boil without stopping until thickened. Season to taste.
Endives with ham au gratin
-4 slices of white ham
-100 g grated cheese
-750 ml of milk
-80 g of butter
50 g of flour
50 g bread crumbs
-Salt and pepper
Step 1: Remove the withered leaves from the chicory and remove the center of their foot. Rinse the endives under cold water, drain and slice in half to maintain their full length.
Step 2: Heat 10 g of butter in a skillet. Arrange the first half endives flat and star. Brown and cook endive over medium heat for 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 210 ° C.
Step 3: Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan. Add the flour from the heat and mix with butter. Stir in the milk several times, whisking vigorously to avoid lumps. Put the pan back on the heat and let the bechamel take on a low heat. At the end of cooking, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Step 4: Wrap the endive halves two by two with a slice of ham. Top it with the béchamel and sprinkle with the bread crumbs and the remaining cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, the time to brown.
Croque-monsieur with béchamel sauce
-8 slices of bread
– grated cheese
– slices of ham
Make the bechamel sauce. Take a slice of lightly buttered bread and place a layer of bechamel, grated gruyere, ½ slice of ham, bechamel and grated Gruyère cheese. Close with a second slice of bread. Cover the croque-monsieur with bechamel and grated cheese. Place the sandwiches on the baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Cook 15 to 20 minutes.
Scallops with bechamel sauce
Egg gratin with bechamel sauce
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Chicken gratin with bechamel sauce
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Vol-au-vent with chicken and white sauce
* Ham endive with au gratin – more details here
* Macaroni with béchamel sauce – instructions here
* Vol-au-vent garnished with bechamel sauce – an idea unearthed here