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

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Whisk vigorously to form a smooth paste (a roux), then whisk in the remaining 1 1/4 cups milk. Martha Holmberg, Twin Cities, "The secret to a light, airy, textbook souffle? Stop trying so hard.," 5 June 2019 Whisk vigorously to form a smooth paste (a roux), then whisk in the remaining 1 1/4 cups milk. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "The secret to a light, airy, textbook souffle? Stop trying so hard.," 5 June 2019 Gradually add the flour, whisking until the roux is lightly browned. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Split-Roasted Turkey Buried in Herbs," 27 Nov. 2013 Add slowly to roux, about 2 tablespoons at a time, whisking well, slowly adding in small amounts. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "A-tten-tion! A Marine shares his New England Clam Chowder (not soup)," 20 Feb. 2018 In a heavy skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and flour together to make a roux. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Soufflé "Suissesse" from Alex Hitz," 1 Sep. 2013 Make blonde a roux: In a medium skillet, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Crawfish Boil Soup recipe," 28 Mar. 2018 Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium heat, then stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, to form a roux that is a shade darker. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "Big, juicy pork chops — stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors," 24 Sep. 2018 Add the roux to the milk and whisk vigorously to fully combine so there are no lumpy bits in the milk. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Soufflé "Suissesse" from Alex Hitz," 1 Sep. 2013

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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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