Canned Mushroom Soup Substitute
- 2 Tbs (30 ml) butter
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) sliced mushrooms
- 3 Tbs (45 ml) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) milk
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- A grating of fresh nutmeg
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the flour and stir until the mixture had formed a paste and the flour and the butter are thoroughly incorporated. Add the milk and stir with a whisk or spoon until the paste is completely dissolved. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring frequently. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Makes about 1 1/2 cups (375 ml).