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 result of that unnerving thought process is a corndog with a reddish Japanese-style bechamel and cheese sauce on the inside, and a blood-curdling black exterior, courtesy of black sesame. oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2021 For the bechamel sauce, melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2021 McPherson’s version starts with a classic bechamel, with the flour and butter base cooked to a sandy blond color before being hit with whole milk, bay leaf, nutmeg and other spices. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 22 Feb. 2020 Essen on Main’s Croque Monsieur is broiled and topped with gruyere and bechamel. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec. 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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The first known use of béchamel was in 1789

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8 May 2021

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“Béchamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9chamel. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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