Oven Made Roux2005-05-16
- Course: Other
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 2:0 h
- Ready In : 2:5 h
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By email request, we offer you oven-made roux. Roux can be made on the stovetop, in a microwave or in the oven. This method fills the home with a nice nutty aroma.
- 2 - 3 cups flour
- 1 baking pan or heavy duty pot
There are a several different ways to make a roux in the oven.
Combine a mixture of flour and oil in a heavy aluminum roaster. Place the mixture in the oven at 350 for about 2 hours; stirring every 30 to 40 minutes.
Let cool and store in glass jar.
You may also add an equal portion of dry roux to heated oil in a skillet (no need to brown)
Note that cooking times are approximate; you may have to cook the roux a little longer to get the desired color. The closer you get to the end of cooking time the more often you may need to stir.
Browning the flour gives you the depth of flavor that you achieve in the classic dark roux, with a much simpler method. You can prepare the oven-baked roux while you chop the vegetables for a gumbo, stew or etouffee. Oven roux as most rouxs can be made and stored in a jar for future use.