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From Dorothy McNett's Recipe Book at www.dorothymcnett.com. This is a basic white sauce that is so versatile with additons of cheese, herbs, cooked seafood or vegetables, chili peppers, cream vs milk vs stock etc.
4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
In glass or ceramic batter bowl, combine butter or oil, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Whisk in milk or half and half. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Whisk well. Microwave 2 minutes and whisk. Repeat as needed to thicken sauce. (If using cheese for a cheese sauce, add now and whisk to melt.)
Recipe created 1998-05-12.