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White Garlic Sauce Recipe

This garlic flavoured white sauce has many uses. Mash some garlic sauce in with freshly boiled potatoes for a lovely garlic mashed potato recipe. Use the sauce for steak or instead of ketchup with sausages or burgers. Make up a large batch of it and use as a dipping sauce at your next barbeque. This garlic sauce is extremely versatile.

You might also be interested in the garlic tomato sauce recipe.

Recipe

Ingredients

See note on ingredients
1 1/2 oz (45gm) Butter
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed As always, adjust garlic according to taste
1 Glass Dry White Wine How big a glass is up to you!
Salt and Pepper
1 oz (30gm) Flour
1/2 pint (280 ml) Milk
As usual I recommend using organic ingredients wherever possible.

Method

Melt 1/2 oz (15gm) butter in a pan, add the chopped onions and cook gently until soft and golden. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or so. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the wine, turn up the heat and reduce the volume by about half. Remove from heat.

In another pan melt the remaining 1 oz (30 gm) of butter. Add the flour, stir and cook for about five minutes.

Now add the milk. If you've never made a white sauce before, the key is: take it slowly. Add just a little milk, stir well, then a little more. At first the result will look like a pastry. After a little more milk it will resemble an elastic dough. Beat this smooth. Then as you add the rest of the milk a little at a time keep stirring. You'll end up with a nice thick sauce.

Mix in the onion and garlic and you're done.

Serve the garlic sauce warm.

If things go horribly wrong and the garlic sauce is lumpy, don't panic - just bung it in a food processor and whizz for a few seconds. Yes, it's cheating but no-one will ever know!