Adjective "Roux" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/ruː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A mixture of fat (especially butter) and flour used in making sauces.
  1. 'This rich and creamy mussel soup is lighter than the original, with neither egg yolks nor a flour-and-butter roux to thicken it.'
  2. 'His recipe has you make a roux of five tablespoons each flour and butter, to which you add one and one-half cups stock.'

More definitions

noun

1. a cooked mixture of butter or other fat and flour used to thicken sauces, soups, etc.

Origin

(roux)From French (beurre) roux ‘browned (butter)’.