Roux

Michelle Hickey

By
@Chellenay69

Cajun cooking 101 ~ in order to make gumbo or etouffee you must know how to make a perfect roux. Here is how....


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Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
flour
1/2 c
oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in heavy pot or suacepan and add flour.
2
Turn heat down to low or medium and stir contantly (do not walk away because it will burn and be ruined)
3
Stir until the roux is a dark brown. You cant overcook or it will have a burnt and bitter taste. The color should resemble a light chocolate color
4
You can use immediately or store in a air tight container. Roux is the base for gumbo and etoufee but can also be used to thicken gravy as well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtag: #roux