'bechamel' on Serious Eats

Pepper Gravy

Pepper gravy—essentially a heavily peppered bechamel that subs bacon grease for butter—is a simple base that serves as a building block to a whole host of other Southern gravies. More

Sauced: Béchamel

One of the French "mother sauces," béchamel is simple to put together, yet incredibly powerful in all that it can do. Add cheddar for a great mac and cheese sauce, use it in lasagna, or, my favorite, spread on a grilled ham and cheese with Gruyere, broiled for a truly excellent croque monsieur. More

Blogwatch: French Revolution's Wagon Wheels with Sauce Roquefort

I'm trying to cook at home a bit more these days. (The economy, you know?) And one of the easiest meals to whip up quickly is, of course, a pasta dish. French Revolution's bechamel-based Wagon Wheels with Sauce Roquefort recipe is so simple and quick that you won't think twice about using your favorite jarred sauce. Note: SE intern extraordinaire Kerry Saretsky is the force behind French Revolution. Kerry usually writes the Blogwatch entries and is much too modest to toot her own horn, so I'm doing it for her today. Or, as Erin put it, "Who Blogwatches the Blogwatcher?"... More

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