How To Make A Roux

A roux is flour and butter cooked together to create a thick sauce. It is whisked over heat until smooth to your desired darkness. Learn how to create a white roux, also known as Béchamel sauce.

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Step 1: Melt Butter

Melt butter over medium heat.

Step 2: Add Flour

Add equal parts flour to the melted butter.

Step 3: Whisk

Whisk to incorporate flour and cook evenly until smooth.

Step 4: Watch For Color Change

Continue whisking until roux becomes a light golden brown color

Step 5: Serve

Add seasoning and serve on top of completed dish.