Bechamel Based Recipes! (cream sauce)
Bechamel is a mother sauce which means (to my understanding) that many sauces are based on that recipe.
I've only recently learned how to make a decent roux and bechamel by making sausage gravy. I think it would be great to have more recipes to practice with but sauce recipes are not usually categorized according to their mother sauce.
I think it would be great to have a thread that lists lots of different sauces that are made with Bechamel. I would eventually like to see a thread like this for all the mother sauces. Heck, we could even sticky the threads if they get useful.
This would give us new chefs a way to practice our sauces with different recipes and get good at the Bechamel before moving on to master another mother sauce.
My contribution for now will be my sausage gravy recipe. It is similar to one that I found on these very boards.
Ingredients 1 lb sage-flavored bulk pork sausage (Jimmy Dean Sage style)
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 qt milk
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1 Pillsbury Grand Biscuits (bake according to directions on can, cool & slice)
1 tsp Red pepper flakes
Crumble sausage into a large saucepan; cook over medium-low heat
Add onion, cook & stir until transparent
Drain, discarding all but 2 Tbsp of drippings (add more oil or butter if needed)
Stir in flour, cook over medium-low heat about 6 minutes or until mixture bubbles and turns light brown
Stir in milk, add seasonings
Cook, stirring until thickened