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Catholic Recipe: White Sauce (Thin)


  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • few grains pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • Details

  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
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This is the basic white sauce recipe, in a thin variation.


Melt butter or margarine in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth and thickened. Makes 2 cups. If desired, 1 teaspoon grated onion and/or 1/4 teaspoon paprika may be added.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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