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I should have cooked my roux longer for my gravy and now it tastes too floury. Can I fix it or do I have to start over?

Recipe said cook until golden 2-4 minutes. It probably should have specified deeply golden.

asked by Megan Hornbeak 11 days ago
8 answers 117 views
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added 11 days ago

How much are you working with? If it's a small amount, you could mix this into another batch with a roux that's more cooked. But since we have time, for the best results I'd start again. (In a pinch, though, you could also try adding a few more flavor enhancers, like soy, or a bit of sherry, to see if those help mask the flouriness.)

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added 11 days ago

I will give the soy a shot, or maybe some liquid aminos. Gravy is pretty easy so starting over is no biggy. I just hate being wasteful! Thanks

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Susan W

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added 11 days ago

I like your idea of liquid Caminos. It's milder and a touch sweet so you could add more and not risk an Asian flavor profile...although, Asian profile may be kind of awesome.

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Susan W

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added 11 days ago

Don't ask me how I know the soy can be too much of a kapow if overdone. Or..just call me "more is better". :)

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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added 11 days ago

Yes! One of my favorite gravies on the site uses soy (the veg mushroom thyme gravy) and it's not too overpowering. And Megan, I bet that floury gravy would do well to enrich a strongly flavored soup in the future if you want to freeze + save.

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added 11 days ago

Maybe I'll use it as a savory pie base

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 11 days ago

Chicken and dumplings sounds so good right now!!

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added 11 days ago

Or chicken and dumplings :)