Beets with savory sauce
12 small beets
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cook the beets until tender and slip off the skins. To make the sauce, fry the onion in 2 tablespoons butter, when lightly browned add the flour and blend well. Then add the milk and gradually stir until the sauce has thickened. Add salt and pepper. Work in lemon juice and remaining butter. Pour over sliced beets just before serving.