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Roux (Roo)

Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Butter or Meat Drippings


  • 1) Melt butter or meat drippings on medium-low heat.
  • 2) Add equal parts flour to the amount of butter/fat. Whisk until combined. This will form a golden paste which is your roux.
  • 3) Cook over medium-low heat until roux mixture is golden brown. This really brings out the flavor of the roux.
  • 4) Add in liquid ingredients (i.e. milk, cream, or broth). Whisk mixture until all flour lumps are gone. Bring mixture to boil to thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.