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How do you make a traditional rue?

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added over 2 years ago
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Do you perhaps mean a "roux" in order to thicken a liquid? Typically, 2 ounces of butter melted, plus 2 ounces of flour will thicken 16 ounces of liquid.

Sam1148 added over 2 years ago

It's also going to depend on what type of rue you make.
There is white Roux"blond", the basic butter flour mix.
"Medium Roux", which is cooked to a peanut butter color.
"Dark Roux" "Brick" which is cooked very dark..like a burned toast.

The darker the Roux...the less thickening power it has. blond or medium is what most people use.

I tend to go for the Medium color for traditional gumbos.

bigpan added over 2 years ago

Well said Sam , I can tell you have been to Nawlins !

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