What is a Mornay Sauce?
A Mornay sauce is essentially a bechamel sauce with a combination of cheese melted in. Some know the bechamel sauce by its less elegant name of white sauce. Bechamel sauce definitely sounds better, even if it’s basically only milk, flour and butter with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. That’s it!
Traditionalists add an egg yolk to give it more creamy consistency (and reduce amount of flour used), yet I don’t think it’s necessary. I also often use olive oil instead of butter to improve health benefits and make it vegan if I’m going that way.
With a Mornay s…