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Skillet roux by americas test kitchen

Has anyone tried to make roux by browning the flour w/o fat or oil like americas Test Kitchen recommends
I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,444
    edited July 22
    GoldenQ said:
    Has anyone tried to make roux by browning the flour w/o fat or oil like americas Test Kitchen recommends
    I have not. I always make what I call a traditional Cajun roux. 50/50 oil & flour. 

    With that said I prefer a “wetter” roux over a “drier” roux. However that is simply my preference. Others preferences certainly varies. 

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    edited July 22
    Roux by definition is flour cooked with a fat.  Wouldn’t even try to pass browned flour as a roux.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,584
    Gravy - yes, roux - no. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    SGH said:
    GoldenQ said:
    Has anyone tried to make roux by browning the flour w/o fat or oil like americas Test Kitchen recommends
    I have not. I always make what I call a traditional Cajun roux. 50/50 oil & flour. 

    With that said I prefer a “wetter” roux over a “drier” roux. However that is simply my preference. Others preferences certainly varies. 
    Great example of a true brown roux.  I made a blonde roux this weekend for a Mac and Cheese.  
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,444
    bgebrent said:
    Great example of a true brown roux.  I made a blonde roux this weekend for a Mac and Cheese.  
    I love it brother👍

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,594
    I'm with the folks above -- a roux by definition is cooked flour and fat.  Browned flour is not a roux.  I can't imagine it would taste the same.  Why does this test kitchen recommend it?
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,419
    I have used this method to make leftover turkey gumbo.  And it turned out incredible and everyone loved it.  So maybe it isn’t technically roux, or it isn’t technically gumbo.  But it is delicious.  I think a big part of the success of this recipe is to use homemade stock (which I made with the turkey carcass). 

    https://youtu.be/pxV4k76UawU
    Memphis, TN 

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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,153
    edited July 22
    I have tried it and it works!  I've also tried and liked the 7+ minute microwave roux... It is incredible!!
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM


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