bé·​cha·​mel | \ ˌbā-shə-ˈmel How to pronounce béchamel (audio) \

Definition of béchamel

: a rich white sauce

Examples of béchamel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sandwich — two big slices of the house sourdough brushed on the outside with butter and on the inside with bechamel sauce and then stuffed with caramelized onions, Comté cheese and chives — went on the griddle. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "We tried 5 Bay Area restaurant meal kits created for coronavirus shelter in place," 1 May 2020 The casual but comfortable shop also makes a range of pizza-shop standards, including meatball and chicken Parmesan subs, calzones, stromboli, chicken wings, spaghetti, even lasagna with French bechamel, as well as gyros. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Royal Pizza restaurant makes a solid pizza-gyro combo pie," 28 Feb. 2020 Then there is the ultra-creamy seafood macaroni and cheese full of crab, shrimp, crawfish and penne in bechamel sauce spiced with Foster’s Cajun seasoning blend. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This gumbo is so good it saved a life. Find a secret door to get it," 25 Feb. 2020 Moussaka typically consists of layers vegetables and meat (lamb and beef) topped with a thick, rich bechamel sauce. Breaded and fried eggplant slices are often the vegetable of choice in this dish. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Easy comfort food casserole gets a healthy twist," 22 Feb. 2020 Essen on Main’s Croque Monsieur is broiled and topped with gruyere and bechamel. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "New Royal Oak restaurant Essen on Main offers European cuisine," 17 Dec. 2019 The new items include ramen and udon carbonara, which is made with udon noodles cooked in Shimogamo's special bechamel sauce. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "'Ghost kitchens' are changing the restaurant industry. Here's how one in Scottsdale works," 6 Feb. 2020 Rest assured, his pot pie will be whipped up from scratch, down to the bechamel for the filling. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Nina May dishes up farm-to-table food with a lovely twist," 15 Nov. 2019 The yolks melt into the bechamel, giving it a spring-timey yellow hue. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "You Can’t Go Wrong with “Creamed” + “Eggs”," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of béchamel

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for béchamel

French sauce béchamelle, from Louis de Béchamel †1703 French courtier

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“Béchamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9chamel. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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