You will love this recipe on How to Make Gravy because it is simple and gravy enriches a meal, making it so satisfying. Of course, there are many types of gravies and sauces.
How To Make Gravy
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you How to Make Gravy. I love gravy, but I generally only make it a couple of times a year—Thanksgiving and Christmas—because it is full of fat and not so good for me. I figure if I only eat it on special occasions, it won’t hurt me too much!
Since Thursday is Thanksgiving, I thought I’d add a recipe to help you make your gravy. The method is the same for all gravies, so once you learn how to make Turkey Gravy, you will also be able to make Beef Gravy, Pork Gravy, and even Ham Gravy (which is both sweet and salty because most people put brown sugar on the top of ham). A 12-pound turkey will generally give you enough drippings to serve 8-12 people (1/4 cup each) and still leave plenty of leftovers.
When I finish making a gravy using meat drippings, I sometimes use a fat separator to reduce the amount of fat in the gravy. It looks like this:
If I am over-zealous with the flour and get lumps, I simply put it through a sieve (or strainer) and strain the lumps out. No one is the wiser. Also, if your gravy is too thick, no problem. Simply add some water or broth to thin it.
Check out the recipe…
How to Make Gravy
Creamy, smooth, succulent gravy
- Drippings from a cooked 12-pound turkey (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup flour or gluten free flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
- Pour the drippings into a sauce pan, reserving about 3/4 cup of drippings.
Stir 1/4 cup flour into the reserved drippings until smooth. Alternately, for gluten free, use 2-3 tablespoons of corn starch instead of flour or substitute gluten free flour.
- Heat the sauce pan with the drippings on high heat until boiling. Then turn the temperature down to medium.
Whisk in the flour mixture and continue to stir until the gravy thickens to the desired thickness.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. I add about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper for this amount of gravy.
For a Healthier Option: You can reduced the amount of fat by using a gravy server or a fat separator.
Special Note: If the gravy doesn't have the amount of flavor you would like, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of Kitchen Bouquet seasoning, or a bouillion cube, or a little bit of dried thyme leaves (about 1/2 teaspoon). You can also season with Soy Sauce (a couple of teaspoons).
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