Cream sauce has been around for generations. It’s the basis of all kinds of recipes. It can be used in Tuna Noodle Casserole. This is also called Roux (pronounced Rue). If you add Parmesan Cheese you can use it for Chicken Parmesan recipes. If you add shredded Cheddar Cheese you can use it for Broccoli Cheese Sauce. It’s basically easy to make but you need to know a few rules first.
- 1/4 C butter
- 1/4 C flour
- 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt
Start melting the butter on medium. As you move along slowly turn down to medium low. You do not want it to “catch” on the bottom of the pan and you do not want it to boil. This can make the milk lumpy.
OK so start with 1/4 C butter melt it in the pan over medium heat
Slowly add 1/4 C flour a little at a time
The sauce will become very think stir to make no lumps
Slowly add 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 C milk make it the thickness you like
Add 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt to taste