'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

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