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Roux

Yield 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat; gradually whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until flour is a dark mahogany color (about 30 minutes). Proceed with gumbo recipe, or cool completely, and store in an airtight container up to two weeks.