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Recipe

Basic Roux

  • Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • Essence

Directions

  • In a large pot, heat the oil. When the oil is almost smoking, whisk in the flour. Cook the roux for 12-15 minutes, stirring constantly for a dark roux.