How do you make white roux? In this article, you will find a step by step instruction on how to make white roux from butter and flour. The article also provides a short video tutorial on how to quickly and easily make a white roux.
The roux can then be used to thicken sauces, soups or stews.
Making a white roux is really easy! In this 19 seconds video, I'll show you how quick it is done! ;D
Melt approx. 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan at a low temperature. Then add 2 tablespoons of plain wheat flour and stir well immediately until there are no more lumps. Remove from the heat to prevent the roux from burning.
The roux can be stirred with a whisk or a wooden spoon. If you are quick and careful, no lumps will form.
The roux should then be processed as quickly as possible, for example stirred into a hot soup, stew or sauce.
My Austrian grandma always uses a white roux to make her Sauerkraut more creamy:
Where to use a white roux
Can I use oil instead of butter for white roux?
A traditional roux basically consists of butter and plain flour. However, roux can also be made with oil instead of butter.
This means that roux with oil can also be used in vegan dishes.