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t00f
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re: About premade roux
I thought everyone turned the heat up to 500 and made a roux in 3 minutes?


Kim Jong Ir
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re: About premade roux
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I thought everyone turned the heat up to 500 and made a roux in 3 minutes?




I make it in the microwave and go back in time.


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fightin tigers
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re: About premade roux
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I thought everyone turned the heat up to 500 and made a roux in 3 minutes?


That's how I make my unicorn fat roux. You peasants have probably never had the joy of a unicorn roux.


t00f
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re: About premade roux
Maybe its 2 minutes. Dark as a Sat night $300 BA stout.


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re: About premade roux
To the OP: Jarred roux works and will thicken your gumbo.

However, I avoid it because it is hydrogenated to make it shelf stable and avoid turning rancid. Hydrogenated fats and oils are believed to strongly contribute to heart disease and high cholesterol.

I prefer to make my rouxs with a complimentary fat. I use butter to make roux for seafood gumbo, bisque, or etouffe'. I use bacon grease, lard, or chicken fat to make roux for most meat gumbos. I use duck fat for duck gumbo and tallow for gravies.


As they say: There are as many recipes for gumbo as there are cooks that make it.


John McClane
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re: About premade roux
I prefer Kary’s


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Gris Gris
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re: About premade roux
Oven roux needs very little tending. I think it would work for you so you could get the result you’re accustomed to.


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liz18lsu
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re: About premade roux
If it hasn't been said, oven roux. No fail, so easy

ETA - Others said it
Seriously, 350, a couple of hours, stir every so often. You can't mess it up and you get such a nice, flavorful, dark roux.
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TigerWise
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re: About premade roux
This is perfect for commie gumbo



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Spankum
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re: About premade roux
If a person enjoys the process of making a roux, then they should absolutely make if from scratch.

However, most people don't have the time or inclination to do that nowadays...and almost no one can tell the difference between a gumbo made with pre-made roux versus home made.

One word of caution...if you buy pre-made, check the date on the jar, as some of it sits on the shelf for a good while during the summer and can get a bit of a rancid taste as the oil degrades.


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JodyPlauche
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re: About premade roux
Used Kary's powdered roux last night. Mix 1 cup of toasted flour with 2 cups of water and stir it until it is a smooth paste. Add it to the water/broth that is already in the pot and you are done making a roux that won't burn or break.

Let summer as usual.


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fr33manator
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re: About premade roux
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Bacon grease is terrible. Shouldn't be using it.



Considering we just won a championship with a bacon fat roux, i’d Say you don’t know shite


fightin tigers
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re: About premade roux
I've won two chili cookoffs, I don't claim to make a good chili though.


TH03
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re: About premade roux
Do you have a cookbook I could buy?


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fr33manator
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re: About premade roux
You’re suggesting that all rouxs are the same. That’s simply untrue. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a jarred roux and you can make a damn good gumbo with it, but tnere’s An intangible quality to slaving over your own roux, being able to control the color, the flavors.

You sound like the sort of person who would get a thin ribeyes well done. I mean, it’s all
Just meat right?


fightin tigers
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re: About premade roux
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You’re suggesting that all rouxs are the same.


I didn't realize that there were people capable of misinterpreting that we were talking about a simple oil and flour roux. Also, I didn't realize roux royalty was on the board either.

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You sound like the sort of person who would get a thin ribeyes well done. I mean, it’s all 
Just meat right?


If I was going to grind it up to make meatballs to put in a red sauce spaghetti then I really don't see how the thickness matters.

Unless, you mean you eat roux as a stand alone like I do a steak.
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fr33manator
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re: About premade roux
It’s probably mostly tradition. There might not be too much physical difference(aside from the preservatives and such) but it’s a bit like growing your own tomatoes versus buying them from the store.

Both are essentially the same thing but i’ll Be damned if the home grown just taste better somehow


Btrtigerfan
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re: About premade roux
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It’s probably mostly tradition.


I drive 2 hours for my sausage.
I lose sleep making my stock.
I cry over my onions.
I sweat over my roux.
I skim the fat off of the top.

If you're eating my gumbo, I love ya. You can't jar that.


Kim Jong Ir
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2008
42680 posts

re: About premade roux
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It’s probably mostly tradition. There might not be too much physical difference(aside from the preservatives and such) but it’s a bit like growing your own tomatoes versus buying them from the store.

Both are essentially the same thing but i’ll Be damned if the home grown just taste better somehow




But if you are going to cook the tomatoes down into a red sauce, there is no difference. I'm sure your rouxs are great, but that is not what the OP was talking about.

I hope everybody has a great week. First pitch is Friday.


fr33manator
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
83039 posts

re: About premade roux
Thank you. It’s kind of the difference between making your own burgers and getting preseasoned and preformed ones.


A labor of love just tastes better. It’s like when you were sick and your grandma would make chicken noodle soup and make the noodles by hand.

“It’s just flour and eggs” some naysayers would opine, but there was Magic in that extra special effort she took.
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