béchamel sauce

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bé·cha·mel sauce

A white sauce of butter, flour, and milk or cream. Also called cream sauce.

[French sauce béchamel, after Louis de Béchamel (1603-1703), chief steward of Louis XIV.]

béchamel sauce



(Cookery) a thick white sauce flavoured with onion and seasonings
[C18: named after the Marquis of Béchamel, steward of Louis XIV of France and its creator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.béchamel sauce - milk thickened with a butter and flour rouxbechamel sauce - milk thickened with a butter and flour roux
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
blanc - a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)
cheese sauce - white sauce with grated cheese
cream sauce - white sauce made with cream