roux

noun
\ˈrü \
plural roux\ˈrüz \

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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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 For the creole sauce: To make the brown roux, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "He never gets tired of the Hot Brown, but chef at The Brown Hotel is always looking ahead," 20 Mar. 2018 Add flour to create a roux and cook, stirring regularly, about 2 minutes. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You Asked for It: Final Approach Tilapia-Wrapped Shrimp," 12 Mar. 2018 Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until slightly thickened and the taste of flour cooks out of the roux, about 10-15 minutes. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Burt & Max's decadent mac and cheese is better than Mom's," 22 June 2018 Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer, then gradually whisk it into the pan with the roux, continuing to whisk until the mixture is smooth. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites," 8 June 2018

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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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