I got the original recipe for a plain white sauce from a friend and have since used it for a number of dishes. In fact, you’ll see that I often refer to it and use it as a part of many other recipes. It’s so easy to make and can be easily tailor-made to suit whatever dish that needs a nice sauce!
-2 tbs butter
-1 tbs flour
-1/2 – 1 cup milk (whole milk works best)
-pinch of salt and pepper
-1-2 cloves crushed or finely chopped garlic
-1 cup of grated cheese (white cheddar is my favourite)
What to Do:
Begin by melting the butter over low heat, then add the flour and mix until it goes a bit pasty. Remove from heat, let cool for a bit, then add the milk and mix thoroughly. Place back on low heat and add salt, pepper, crushed garlic, Worcestershire sauce and herbs.
Mix often while the sauce thickens. The sauce should begin to go thick and bubbly, then add the grated cheese, mix and remove from heat.