This recipe is from The Silver Palate Cookbook. It's so easy and so delicious I have a hard time not eating it, as is, by the spoonful.
But this time I put it on a poached egg that was perched on top of bacon and a multi grain English Muffin.
See the nifty silicone egg poaching cup, it is cool. One time I even made mini quiches in them.
First melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.
Add the flour whisking like crazy.
Cook gently for 5 minutes stirring almost constantly.
In the meantime bring the milk to a boil.
Pour the boiling milk in all at once, whisking like crazy again.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
That's the Bechamel Sauce.
I went on to make a poached egg using the nifty egg cup.
Just crack an egg into the cup and put the cup into a saucepan of boiling water.
Cover and keep the water at a low boil. While the egg is poaching toast the English Muffin.
Top the muffin with some bacon.
Using a spoon, gently remove the egg from the cup,
and place on top of the muffin and bacon.
Mmm here comes the goodness.
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4 tablespoons sweet butter
6 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
salt, freshly ground black pepper,
freshly grated nutmeg
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Sprinkle in the flour and cook gently,
stirring almost constantly, for 5 minutes. Do not let the flour and butter
brown at all.
Meanwhile, bring the milk to a boil. When milk reaches a boil, remove
butter and flour mixture from heat and pour into the boiling milk all at
once. As the mixture boils and bubbles, beat it vigorously with a wire
When the bubbling stops, return the pan to medium heat and bring the
bechamel to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Season to taste with
salt, pepper and nutmeg. Use at once, or scrape into a bowl, cover, and
refrigerate until use.
2 cups thick sauce.
Note: For 2 cups medium sauce, use 3 tablespoons butter and 4 tablespoons
flour with the same amount of milk.
Notes: The Silver Palate Cookbook
Yield: 2 cups
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And that's that