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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Ready Roux

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 lg Bell pepper; chopped
  • 1 lg Onion; chopped
  • 2 Pods garlic; minced
  • 1 Stalk celery; chopped
  • 2 qt Water


Heat oil to simmer temperature. Slowly add flour, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat & stir until mixture is golden brown. Remove from heat & add
bell pepper, onion, garlic & celery. Return to heat & stir until vegetables
are transparent. Let cool. Put into tightly closed container & store in
refrigerator. Roux will keep indefinitely to be used as a base for gumbos
or dark gravies. Add 2 quarts water when ready to use. This makes enough
base for gumbo to serve 8 to 10.


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