Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Creamy Low-Fat Bechamel Sauce

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      creamy low-fat bechamel sauce
      2 cups skim milk
      1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
      1/8 tsp dried thyme
      1 tbs finely minced onions
      1 tsp safflower oil
      1/4 white wine or vegetable stock
      3 tbs unbleached white flour or whole-wheat pastry flour
      in a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine milk, nutmeg, thyme and onions. bring just to boiling point, remove pan from heat, cover and set aside for 10 min to allow flavors to blend. in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine oil and wine or vegetable stock.

      heat to simmering. add flour and cook, whisking constantly for 3 min. slowly add warm milk mixture and continue whisking.

      sauce should thicken to the consistency of heave cream. serve hot. makes 2 CUPS = 10 calories/tablespoon

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Creamy Low-Fat Bechamel Sauce