Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Show: Food 911
Save Recipe Print
Total:
25 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
2 cups
Level:
None

Ingredients

Directions

In a small saucepan, heat the milk and 1 bay leaf to a gentle simmer, stirring so it doesn't scorch the bottom of the pan. Keep the milk on low heat.

Make a white roux by melting butter over low-medium heat in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Just as the foam subsides, add the flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk to prevent lumps. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to coat the flour and remove the starchy taste. Do not allow to brown. Remove from heat, then gradually add a bit of the warm milk to the roux and whisk vigorously. Return the saucepan to the heat and bring up to a low simmer, continuing to add more milk and whisk. Cook for 5 minutes until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Check seasoning; add salt, white pepper, garlic and the remaining bay leaf.

To prevent a skin from forming as the sauce cools, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface.

Serve with fish, shellfish, vegetables or egg dishes.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Black and White Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Classic Hot Wings

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Hollandaise Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

White Chicken Chili Stew

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck

Fried Oysters with Tomato-Remoulade Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Touchdown Brownies with Caramel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of G. Garvin

Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.