Making Bechamel Sauce for Lasagna

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Davide Megna demonstrates how to make bechamel sauce for lasagna.

    Davide Megna: Hello, I am Davide Megna from Amici Miei Ristorante in Rockville, Maryland. I am showing you how to make Lasagna today and right now I am going to show you how to make Bchamel sauce. We start boiling about a quart of whole milk in a pot and in a different pot we are going to start melting four ounces of butter. I am going to start melting. In the mean time we are adding some salt and pepper to our milk and also a little bit of nutmeg. When the butter is completely melted, we can start pouring our flour, we weighted four ounces of flour, same quantity of the butter, so four ounces of butter and four ounces of flour. We can start pouring the flour inside, we are going to let it cook with our butter for a couple of minutes.

    Once the milk starts boiling we can add the milk into the flour and the butter. Use your whisk and move it very quickly in order to not to make any big balls of flour and the butter. To make a very smooth, very smooth sauce, when the sauce has reached the thickness you desired you shut off the burner underneath your pot. And that is how you make Bchamel sauce. Next I am going to show how to cook our pasta for the lasagna.