It is Mardi Gras season, time for gumbo! If you query anyone from Louisiana or the Mississippi Seem about earning gumbo, the initially point they will explain to you is about earning the roux.
My school roommate (from Metairie), my brother’s girlfriend (Biloxi), and my parent’s neighbor of 35 many years (New Orleans), have fairly much all advised me the exact same point, “My mom utilised to just take out an previous penny and sit it subsequent to the pot. ‘You’re finished when the roux is the color of this penny.’”
Now, these females surely did not have the exact same mom, but they shared the exact same story. I’m guessing earning a suitable roux must be a rite of passage for a child from all-around those people sections, and most likely a bit difficult due to the fact it calls for a minor endurance. 25 minutes or so of stirring can appear to be like forever to a ten year previous!