*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        GRANDMA'S BASIC WHITE SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Butter*
    1       sm           Chopped shallot (about 2 tb)
    2       tb           Flour
    1 1/2   c            Warm milk*
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           White pepper
      1/8   ts           Fresh ground nutmeg*
 
   In a medium sauce pan melt the butter over moderate
   heat.  Add the shallot and saute, stirring, for 3
   minutes.  Lower the heat, add the flour, and cook
   stirring, 3 minutes more or until the roux is golden
   and bubbling. Pour in the milk and bring it to a
   simmer, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until
   thickened and smooth.  Add the salt, pepper and
   nutmeg. The recipe makes a scant 2 cup, but easily
   doubles if you need more. *We substitute unsalted
   butter (or Weight Watchers low-fat substitute) for
   Grandma’s butter, and use skim milk or 2% lowfat
   instead of the whole milk she used, with no trouble at
   all.
  
 
 
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