Bake A Roux - Howto

Course : Condiments
Serves: 4 to 6 pots of gumbo
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8 cups flour -- all purpose
4 cups cooking oil

Preparation / Directions:

Mix flour and oil together in a heavy ovenproof container. Place on center shelf in preheated 400 degree oven. Bake at this temperature for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Set timer, and stir roux every 15 minutes. Roux should be a caramel color when done. Remove from oven, cool, transfer to containers with tight fitting lids and store in refrigerator until needed. Roux may also be frozen.

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