Dark Microwave Cajun Roux
cooking oil, i use vegetable oil
1In a large microwave safe bowl, mix cooking oil and flour. Mix Well.
Note, the mixture will boil over, so be sure to use a deep bowl.
2Place in center of microwave and cook for 6 minutes on high then stir.
Keep cooking at 6 minutes intervals and stir until mixture turns a deep chocolate brown.
3Cook and stir in 1 minute intervals until roux turns a deep chocolate brown. Watch closely as it will start to burn.
Caution, this is VERY hot.
4Once roux is cool, store in refrigerator and use as needed.
You may double this recipe.
I keep it on hand to thicken gravy or to make dishes like my Shrimp Stew, Gumbo or Corn Beefed Hash.