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“I think the secret is the egg yolks, it just isn't the same richness without them. This is my basic, stand-by all-purpose recipe. I use it a LOT!”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
3 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In frying pan or large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in flour, cook and stir constantly over lower heat for 2-3 minutes. DO NOT BROWN.
  3. Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk.
  4. Cook and stir over medium heat til thick and low-boiling.
  5. Low-boil, stirring, for 3-5 minutes.
  6. In small bowl, mix egg yolks.
  7. Add, stirring, 2 Tbl. cooked sauce, ONE TBL. AT A TIME, into beaten yolks. Add a bit more sauce, stirring, then slowly whisk into skillet of sauce.
  8. Whisk in salt and pepper, remove from heat.

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