Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr

This makes a lovely brown roux. It makes a lot, but it will freeze. I divide it up and always have a roux ready and waiting for gumbo or anything else. Freeze in small amounts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Mix the flour and oil in an iron skillet or heavy oven proof container.
  2. I use a cast iron dutch oven.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, STIRRING EVERY 15 MINUTES with a whisk.
  4. The color determines the doneness.
  5. Cool before storing.
  6. You must stir every 15 minutes or it will burn.
  7. In my oven 1 1/2 hours is perfect.
  8. After removing from the oven, stir again and stir every few minutes until it cools and quits browning.