Definition of béchamel
: a rich white sauce
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The elements of a croque madame — the classic French ham-and-cheese sandwich topped with bechamel and a fried egg — show up like this: Strips of thinly sliced ham are strewn over two waffles made from a Belgian batter with Gruyere mixed in.
Lobster ravioli is utterly lush, the tender pillows stuffed with ample meat and afloat in a bechamel lobster cream sauce enlivened with lemon.
Fold in the bechamel sauce and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the mixture just begins to simmer.
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Origin and Etymology of béchamel
French sauce béchamelle, from Louis de Béchamel †1703 French courtier
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
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