\ 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 Stir constantly for 3 minutes until the roux turns a golden brown. Kellie Speed,, 7 Mar. 2021 Add flour to create roux; stir for a minute or two. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2022 But in my experience, learning how to make a roux is not one of those skills. Bon Appétit, 29 Dec. 2021 This technique gets its rich flavor from a roux base of flour browned in fat (such as olive oil, butter or a vegan butter substitute) along with quality stock. Casey Barber, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 For breakfast there is an amazing stew fish, the catch of the day simmered in a velvety brown-roux gravy. Simeon Hall Jr., Bon Appétit, 19 Oct. 2021 The food speaks in loud exclamations, like her mother’s gumbo, punctured by a fat blue-crab claw and bathed in a rich, dark roux. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 Each gumbo ball is made of shrimp, chicken, crab, Andouille sausage and rice, melded with a dark, flavorful roux. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2021 See, too, the lobster pot pie with its dome of puff pastry and a filling of root vegetables and sweet seafood bound with lobster stock thickened with roux. Washington Post, 21 May 2021

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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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18 Jan 2022

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“Roux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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