How to make a roux

Light roux

For the light roux, melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan.
Remove the saucepan from the stove, stir in the flour with a mixing spoon and mix into a thick flour mash.
Now add the liquid with the help of a whisk and stir everything well.
Put the pot back on the plate and bring to the boil while stirring constantly. Season with salt or stock cube to taste.
This roux can be used as the basis for many soups and vegetable dishes, it is up to you whether you add a little more or less liquid, depending on how thick you want the roux.
You can prepare a quick creamy vegetable or vegetable soup with this roux, in which case you should deglaze with the vegetable boiling water instead of water.
A pinch of grated nutmeg or a little white pepper is always suitable as a spice for a light roux.


If you stir-fry the flour in the fat on the stove top until it is light brown and fragrant, then deglaze it with the liquid, you will get a dark roux, as you would, for example, when binding cooked lentils, dark bean kernels or a burnt dark Flour soup, or one brown basic sauce used.

For 4 people, one serving of light roux has approx. 70 kcal and approx. 5 g of fat