Basic White Sauce in the Microwave

Basic White Sauce

Making this in the micro is so much easier than on the stove top, and faster.

Times below are based using my microwave, which is 800 watts (you may have to adjust times for your micro).  The first time you make this, just watch carefully so you don’t burn it.

Prep Time: 5 1/2 minutes     Total Time: 5 1/2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup, melt 1/4 cup butter, micro on high 30 seconds.
  2. Remove and stir in 3 tablespoons flour, micro on high for 30 seconds.
    (at this point, it is a roux)
  3. Remove and gradually stir in 2 cups (room temperature) milk, mixing well.
  4. Micro on high 1 min 30 seconds.
  5. Remove from micro and stir thoroughly.
  6. Micro on high 1 min 30 seconds.
  7. Remove from micro and stir thoroughly.
  8. Micro on high 1 min 30 seconds.
  9. Remove from micro and stir thoroughly.
  10. You are finished, now add salt and pepper to taste.

When making scalloped potatoes, be sure to add onion powder and parsley to taste at the end.

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