NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS (per serving, Roux only):
Calories: 13 Protein: 0g Carbohydrates: 2g Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Fiber: 0g PCF Ratio: 1-99-0 Exchange Approx.: 1 Free
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS ENOUGH TO THICKEN 1 CUP OF LIQUID; SERVING SIZE: ¼ CUP
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons wine
Make this roux with red wine for a defatted beef broth gravy. Use white wine for chicken or seafood gravy or sauce.
Whisk ingredients together until well blended, making sure there are no lumps.
To use as thickener for 1 cup of broth, heat broth until it reaches a boil. Slowly whisk cornstarch-wine mixture into broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat back of spoon. (A gravy or sauce made in this manner will thicken more as it cools. It's important to bring a cornstarch slurry to a boil; this helps it thicken and removes the starchy taste.)