Greek Béchamel

Make the béchamel only when you need it, as it quickly starts to congeal once it is prepared and cannot be stored for later use.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups scalded milk
  • ¾ cup grated Kefalotyri cheese
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 egg yolks, well beaten

Directions

  • Melt butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  • Using a whisk or immersion blender with a whisk attachment, slowly incorporate flour by briskly whisking; add to melted butter in stages while stirring continually to avoid formation of lumps.
  • Once flour is fully incorporated, slowly add hot milk while continuing to constantly stir butter and flour paste to ensure smooth consistency.
  • Remove saucepan from heat; add grated cheese, nutmeg, pepper, and egg yolks in that order while continuing to rapidly whisk mixture until smooth.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups scalded milk
  • ¾ cup grated Kefalotyri cheese
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 egg yolks, well beaten

Directions

  • Melt butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  • Using a whisk or immersion blender with a whisk attachment, slowly incorporate flour by briskly whisking; add to melted butter in stages while stirring continually to avoid formation of lumps.
  • Once flour is fully incorporated, slowly add hot milk while continuing to constantly stir butter and flour paste to ensure smooth consistency.
  • Remove saucepan from heat; add grated cheese, nutmeg, pepper, and egg yolks in that order while continuing to rapidly whisk mixture until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol120mg
Sodium190mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Protein9g