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Microwave Roux

Rated as 3.14 out of 5 Stars
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"Quick and easy way to make roux. Almost goof proof."
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Ingredients

11 m servings 112
Original recipe yields 20 servings (1 1/4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Pour the vegetable oil into a microwave-safe glass bowl. Whisk in the flour until no lumps remain.
  2. Cook in the microwave at 70% power for 6 minutes. This will create white roux. If you would like a darker roux, carefully stir, and return to the microwave. Cook at 70% power 2 to 3 minutes at a time until the desired color has been achieved.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 112 calories; 10.9 3.2 0.4 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Sadly, this review will not only serve purpose as a review, but it will also contain a heartfelt eulogy and a warning to others. First the review: I didn't want to dock the recipe for user error...

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I like that this is a new way to make a roux and I love learning new methods. But, honestly I do not see this as a simpler way to do a roux. The tradition way is actually pretty darn simple: M...

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Sadly, this review will not only serve purpose as a review, but it will also contain a heartfelt eulogy and a warning to others. First the review: I didn't want to dock the recipe for user error...

I like that this is a new way to make a roux and I love learning new methods. But, honestly I do not see this as a simpler way to do a roux. The tradition way is actually pretty darn simple: M...

I've been doing this for years -- and of course I wouldn't microwave oil in a plastic bowl. I start my étouffée like this -- even adding the veggies. It takes at least 30 minutes to darken a ro...

While this may be goof proof make sure you use a bowl specifically for microwave use. I found the oil to flour ratio in this recipe to be of a thin consistency. The flour to oil should be at lea...

My brother-in-law, a true cajun, has been doing his roux in the microwave for years. You can only get it about 80% done in there, however, and he finishes it off in his gumbo pot to get the rea...

My wife is a true cajun cook and now uses the microwave to shorten the time to make a roux. She uses pretty much the same technique described here. She deviates, however, by taking the roux wh...