Have a look at this delicious cream stew you can make at home that can be found in a variety of things such as Working’!!, Trigun, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Cream Roux
- 3 cups milk (add more if you want a more liquid consistency)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup flour (add more if you want a thicker consistency)
- carrots (½ bag of baby carrots or 2 large carrots)
- 1 potato
- 1 bunch of broccoli (crown part)
- ½ yellow onion
- 1 small tray of chicken
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- salt/pepper for taste
- Prepare the vegetables and chicken.
- First slice and dice the carrots and potato. Put in separate microwave safe bowls
- Microwave them for around 2 minutes each, take them out and poke them with a toothpick to check the texture, and then put them in again for another 1-2 minutes.
- Blanch the broccoli in water for 2 minutes on one side and 2 minutes on the other side. (If you have a large pot that submerges the entire bunch 2 minutes should be enough for the batch)
- Once it’s blanched, chop off the top part of the broccoli and rip it into bite size pieces.
- After finishing all that, dice up the chicken and onion and fry with the vegetable oil until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Now it’s time to work on that cream roux. Pour the milk into a large pot and add the flour and butter. Stir all of that on low heat, slowly turning up the heat until the mixture thickens*. Add salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to add other seasonings as well such as parsley.
- Once the cream roux is at the consistency and taste you prefer, stir in all other ingredients (except potatoes) into that pot.
- Add the potatoes once it almost done because if the mixture is too hot, it melts the potatoes and leaves starchy consistency to your cream stew.
*If you want a thicker mixture, add more flour.
*If you want a more liquidy mixture, add more milk.
*The vegetables and chicken will have their own water content so if the cream roux is consistency is too thick for your liking, keep in mind that adding all other ingredients may water it down. So you may not have to add more milk.