Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 2 to 4
Note: Loosely adapted from "Cooking for Kings." The recipe is named after the maitre d'hotel of Louis XIV, the Marquis de Bechamel, 1630-1703.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Grated nutmeg to taste
- 1 shallot stuck with 1 clove
- Bouquet garni (1 sprig parsley, 1 sprig thyme and 1 bay leaf, tied together)
- Salt, white pepper
Step 1In a small saucepan, heat the butter and stir in the flour. Gradually add the milk and whisk until smooth and just simmering. Add the nutmeg, shallot and bouquet garni. Simmer very slowly for 20 minutes. Remove the bouquet garni and shallot before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
95 calories; 3 grams protein; 7 grams carbohydrates; 0.11 grams fiber; 6 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 20 mg. cholesterol; 45 mg. sodium.
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