Parker’s Béchamel Sauce

By November 16, 2015

This is a very traditional french cream/white sauce, which can be served with many different types of vegetables. It also is the sauce served in Croquettes and goes very well with Ham or Salmon.

 2 tbsp butter
 2 tbsp flour
 3 tbsp minced onion
 1⁄2 tsp dried thyme
 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream
1

Melt the butter in a small heavy bottom pan. Add the onion and flour and cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes. Stir continually with a whisk.

2

Add the milk and cream. Raise the heat to high and continue whisking. When the sauce thickens, lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes.

3

Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Add the parsley and the bacon or ham if using.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp butter
 2 tbsp flour
 3 tbsp minced onion
 1⁄2 tsp dried thyme
 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream

Directions

1

Melt the butter in a small heavy bottom pan. Add the onion and flour and cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes. Stir continually with a whisk.

2

Add the milk and cream. Raise the heat to high and continue whisking. When the sauce thickens, lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes.

3

Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Add the parsley and the bacon or ham if using.

Parker’s Béchamel Sauce

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