Basic white Sauce

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Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 to 1½ cups milk
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste, preferably white


  1. Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan. Add the flour and immediately start stirring with a wire whisk.
  2. Add the milk all at once, stirring rapidly with the whisk. Add the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.