Butter-free béchamel: recipe with olive oil

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Sauces
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up to 30 minutes
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easy
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butter-free béchamel with carli extra virgin olive oil

Butter-free béchamel: recipe with olive oil

Homemade butter-free béchamel is an easy to prepare and highly versatile sauce that adapts to lots of different preparations. Prepare béchamel with olive oil by following our recipe.

Preparing butter-free béchamel

How to prepare butter-free béchamel? Start by heating the milk in a saucepan on a low flame; leave to cool.

Place the oil and the flour in another saucepan and heat on a low flame, stirring frequently, for a couple of minutes. This step is necessary in order to prepare the roux, which is the base for your butter-free béchamel.

When bubbles start to appear and your roux gently swells up, remove it from the heat and add half of the cooled warm milk. Stir with a whisk to prevent lumps from forming. Now add the remaining milk and heat some more.

Season with a pinch of salt and a generous grating of nutmeg. Cook on a medium flame, stirring with a whisk all the while, until the béchamel with our Extra Virgin Olive Oil starts to boil and thicken.

Remove from the heat and use the homemade butter-free béchamel in whatever preparations you prefer: from lasagna to oven baked stuffed pasta.

 
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