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how to make a roux


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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 20 minutes


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Step 1

Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat.

Step 2

Add the flour and stir continuously using figure-eight motion to fully incorporate butter and flour.

Step 3

Light Roux – mixing continuously for about 4-5 minutes until light and puffy.

Step 4

Blond Roux – continue to cook and mix for about 10-15 minutes until it changes to blond color.

Step 5

Brown Roux – this will take about 18-25 minutes.

Step 6

Dark Roux – stir and cook for about 30-40 minutes until it turns to dark brown color.

Step 7

Use it to make soup, stew, or sauce. Or let it cool and store in the fridge for later use.