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Roux Recipe

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Author Holly Nilsson
Course How To
Cuisine French
Knowing how to make a roux is one of the most useful kitchen tips you will learn! A roux is used to create brilliant sauces, gravies, and thicken soups and other liquid dishes quickly.
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  • 1/4 cup butter or fat such as drippings
  • 1/4 cup flour

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  1. Melt butter (or fat) in a saucepan and whisk in flour until smooth. Allow it to bubble for at least 1 minute while mixing. 

  2. For a blonde roux, allow it to cook a minute or so. 

    For a dark roux, cook the flour/fat mixture longer while whisking, until it reaches a golden dark caramel color.

  3. Add cold liquid a little at a time while whisking until smooth after each addition.

  4. Add remaining liquid and seasonings, simmer a couple of minutes.

Recipe Notes

This roux recipe will mix well with about 3 cups of liquid and produce a medium consistency sauce. Start with less liquid and add more until you reach the desired consistency for your sauce.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 520, Fat: 46g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 405mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 28.4%, Calcium: 1.4%, Iron: 8.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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