Jaime got a lesson in operating the tractor. He's so much help to us and is learning new skills quickly!
|Jaime Learning How to Operate the Tractor|
Oven Method for Making Roux
Heat oven to 350*
In a heavy bottom pot, such as a Le Creuset enameled cast iron Dutch oven, combine 1 cup Canola oil (or bacon drippings or other oil of your choice) and 3/4 cup of all purpose flour.
Place pot in oven, uncovered.
Do not stir.
Just wait and watch.
In about two hours, the roux will be dark and ready for you to continue your recipe for gumbo, etouffee, or any other dish that requires a dark roux.
Note: Roast in oven till the degree of darkness you need. A light roux will be achieved much more quickly and will smell like popcorn. Yes! I said popcorn.
|Dark roux after 2 hours of roasting|