Gumbo Base (Aka Roux)
17 mins (prep 2, cooking 15)
3 ingredients
1 servings
A roux is the base of numerous Cajun and creole dishes. In Louisiana, natives have a joke about how long it takes to make the roux for certain dishes. Etouffee is usually a 1 beer roux while a full fledged gumbo is a 2 to 3 beer roux. Obviously meaning how long it takes to DRINK the beer. The cook time will vary depending on how dark you want your gravy. NOTE: The measurements I used are normally what I make for a Sunday pot of gumbo, southern style. That means it makes a lot! You may want to only use half for normal people!

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Serving Size (267.45 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1578.32 Calories from Fat 1315.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 146.18g 224.89%
Saturated Fat 91.54g 457.7%
Trans Fat 5.82g %
Cholesterol 381.52mg 127.17%
Sodium 1142.8mg 47.62%
Total Carbohydrate 64.88g 21.63%
Dietary Fiber 9.63 g 38.52%
Sugars 0.48 g %
Protein 13.4g 26.79%
Vitamin A 4442.58IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 73.19mg% Iron 3.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4