roux

noun
\ ˈrü How to pronounce roux (audio) \
plural roux\ ˈrüz How to pronounce roux (audio) \

Definition of roux

: a cooked mixture of flour and fat used as a thickening agent in a soup or a sauce

Examples of roux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strain the beef juices from the crockpot first before adding to the roux to thicken up the gravy. Kellie Speed, chicagotribune.com, "How to cook a pot roast in a slow cooker," 7 Mar. 2021 Increase heat to high and stir in 1 pint chicken, beef or vegetable broth, making sure to dissolve all roux completely. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 4 Jan. 2021 Once the pot roast has reached its proper cook time in the slow cooker, add a roux by melting 3 tablespoons of butter and combining it with 3 tablespoons of flour in a saucepan over medium heat. Kellie Speed, chicagotribune.com, "How to cook a pot roast in a slow cooker," 7 Mar. 2021 Cook, stirring, until flour combines with fat in pan to form a roux, 2 to 3 minutes. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 4 Jan. 2021 Stir until roux turns brown, then add onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "New Orleans food blogger shares 'Recipes My Daddy Never Wrote Down' in her new cookbook," 12 Jan. 2021 From Austria, plenty of paprika, caraway, and a roux create a smooth, buttery base for rindsgulasch. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Three hearty stews that let you skip a step," 5 Jan. 2021 Cook, stirring, until flour combines with fat in pan to form a roux, 2 to 3 minutes. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 4 Jan. 2021 Increase heat to high and stir in 1 pint chicken, beef or vegetable broth, making sure to dissolve all roux completely. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of roux

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roux

French, from beurre roux brown butter

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Last Updated

12 Apr 2021

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“Roux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roux. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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