\ 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 Compton, meanwhile, confidently commands a chocolate-brown roux before piling in andouille sausage and fresh crawfish. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "What We Can Learn From Chefs Cooking at Home," 19 May 2020 In same pot, melt butter over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook until roux is bubbling and light in color, about 2 minutes. Dallas News, "Four Fort Worth chefs share their favorite comfort food recipes," 11 May 2020 Adding warm milk will turn the roux to a béchamel, which when combined with white cheese and nutmeg makes for a delicious sauce for pasta. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "8 essential cooking skills to learn while still stuck at home," 4 May 2020 When cooking, be sure to allow the roux enough time to develop a deep caramel color. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "How To Make Turkey Soup From Leftovers," 9 Apr. 2020 Reduce the heat and continue to whisk until the roux turns golden brown, about 7 minutes. Cathy Barrow, Washington Post, "Inspired by Welsh rarebit, a cheesy cauliflower soup dishes up comfort for a crowd," 21 Feb. 2020 Make a roux: Melt the butter in a large sauce pot, then add the flour. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Venison Ribs Macaroni and Cheese," 21 Apr. 2020 Rather than thickening fragrant, spicy soups with a floury roux or cornstarch, the cooks of the famed San Francisco restaurant make a slurry of toasted chickpea flour to stir into hot stock, transforming it into a hearty and flavorful broth. Kat Craddock, Saveur, "Turn Chickpea Flour Into Super-Flavorful Alt-Tofu," 8 Sep. 2017 A few minutes, until the roux is blond or golden, will typically suffice for gravy. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to make a no-stress, showstopping Thanksgiving gravy," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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14 Jun 2020

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“Roux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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