Serve with vegetables, pasta, or chicken. If you have drippings from fried chicken or other meat, you can substitute those for the butter.
Yield: Makes 3/4 cup
- 1 cup milk
- 1 (1/4-inch-thick) onion slice
- 1 fresh parsley sprig
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
- Dash of nutmeg
- Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil, and remove from heat. Pour milk mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a small bowl, reserving the hot milk and discarding solids.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in reserved hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat, until thickened and bubbly. Whisk in whipping cream and remaining ingredients.
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