Roux is the basic ingredient many recipes here at Great Cajun Cooking.
Roux is an equal mixture of oil and flour used to thicken sauces
and gravys. It has a unique flavor all it's own, a good roux is
ESSENTIAL in most Cajun recipes.
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1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of cooking oil
Heat the oil in a heavy, thick pot or skillet (cast iron is best).
Add flour and stir constantly over a low heat until dark brown.
It is VERY important to constantly stir. If you stop for even a
few seconds your roux will burn and you will have to throw it
out and start again.
*NOTE* Roux is extremely hot. Be extra careful not to get any on you as it can give you a burn you won't forget!
If you are not brave enough to make your own, send us email to
find out where you can get premade roux.
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