Ham and Boiled Eggs in White Sauce
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I learned how to make this recipe in seventh-grade home economics. That was back when girls took home ec and boys took shop or woodworking. That’s when I learned to make a white sauce which is the base for this recipe that also contains diced cooked ham and boiled eggs. I forget what my teacher called it. I gave it a creatively imaginative name: “Ham and Eggs in White Sauce.” Please send me your suggestions. Help me name this dish.
Ham and Eggs in White Sauce
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup ham, diced
2 boiled eggs, diced
Melt butter in saucepan.
Add flour and stir constantly.
We want to keep stiring and cooking until the flour loses it white color. We don’ t want it to brown, just cook a little to get rid of the raw flour taste.
Whisk in milk and keep whisking until the mixture thickens.
Add chopped ham and eggs.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
Serve over toast or biscuits.