This creamy sauce of butter, flour and milk is rich with cheese and bacon. Serve over toast or as a filling for crepes.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (3 ounce) can bacon bits
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat for 10 minutes, or to desired crispiness. Drain excess fat, crumble bacon and set aside.
Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, stirring constantly, to form a roux.
Slowly add the milk, stirring often to avoid lumps. Then stir in the salt and pepper to taste, mustard powder and the cheese.
Let simmer for 1 minute, allowing cheese to melt some, remove from heat, add the bacon and stir well.