Recipe for Saltsa Bechamel – Greek Style Béchamel (White Sauce)

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Whisky SauceIn Grecian cuisine, béchamel sauce is used most frequently in moussaka and pastitsio.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • (Optional) Dash of nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk

Directions to Prepare Bechemel Sauce:

Melt butter over a low heat. When the butter is melted add flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir until a consistent paste is formed Remove from heat.

Gradually whisk in the milk and return to heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.

When sauce is thick, remove from heat and gradually add 2 eggs, slightly beaten, stirring constantly.

Makes 2 cups.

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