Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Southern Living. Creates a rich base for gravies and sauces.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread flour in a 12-inch cast iron skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 7 minutes, until flour becomes a light nutty brown color, like pecan shells.
  3. Remove flour from hot skillet and allow to cool; store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 8 weeks.
  4. Drink the water if you get thirsty (recipe needed 2 ingredients to post).
Most Helpful

5 5

This is so easy! It is perfect to take a tblsp. or two, add butter or bacon grease for a rue
or beautiful light colored cream gravy or better yet, no waiting to brown flour to make red eye gravy.
I put in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

5 5

I prepare my roasted flour in this way.
It's very useful not only for sauces, but also for soups as an onion soup when I'm in a hurry.
Thanks for making this public.