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Courses: Sauces
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 tablespoon 15mlButter
2 tablespoons 30mlFlour
1 1/2 cups 355mlMilk
  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 - to taste
  Freshly-ground white pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

In 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.

This recipe yields 2 to 4 servings.

Each serving: 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.

The Los Angeles Times, 07-14-2004


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