Roux meaning

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The definition of a roux is a mixture of fat and flour that is cooked over heat until it is a brown paste.

An example of a roux is the dark brown paste made from fat and flour that is used as the thickener for Creole gumbo.

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A mixture of flour and fat cooked together and used as a thickening.
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A cooked mixture of melted butter (or other fat) and flour, used for thickening sauces, soups, gravies, etc.
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A mixture of fat (usually butter) and flour used to thicken sauces and stews.
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Origin of roux

  • French (beurre) roux browned (butter) from Old French rous reddish brown from Latin russus red reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French

    From Wiktionary