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 Moussaka: Layered potatoes, eggplant and seasoned sauteed ground beef topped with a rich bechamel sauce. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 21 June 2022 Here’s the pro tip: Shell out for a tray of magnificent lasagna, a layered symphony of fresh pasta, bechamel, meat sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Jan. 2022 Spoon a tablespoon or two of the bechamel mixture on top of each pastry square. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2021 This isn’t a traditional tetrazzini, which relies on a butter-and-flour roux, and lots of milk, for a bechamel sauce. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 The topping is made with Brussels sprouts that get the bechamel treatment with aged cheddar and spicy hot mustard. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 The most festive plate finds tubes of tender pasta stuffed with shredded chicken, pork and foie gras, a filling that Spaniards associate with holiday leftovers and more decadent for its blanket of bechamel. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 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 See More

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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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25 Jun 2022

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“Béchamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9chamel. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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