Many Cajun and Creole dishes use a roux. This Roux recipe is simple to make. Make sure to constantly stir.
½ cup of butter
½ cup of oil
1 cup of flour
In a heavy skillet or cast iron skillet, over medium heat, add the oil and butter. Add the flour and stir frequently with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring the roux until it becomes light brown in color. Reduce the heat and continue stirring.
*TIP: Making roux will range in time from 15 to 30 minutes. It depends if a recipe calls for a light or dark roux. Obviously if it is a light roux it is less time and the same for a dark roux which will take closer to the 30 minute range. When preparing a dark roux be careful of not overcooking as this could cause your dish to become bitter.
You can keep roux that has been prepared in a covered jar in the refrigerator. When using, make sure to re-stir before adding to your recipe.
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