Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not your Granmother's Gravy

Gravy can sound hard, but it's really simple, and no need for lumps or a nasty flour taste! You can make gravy ahead of time and warm it on the stove, but if you are using turkey or chicken drippings, you may not be able to do this. You can have delicious gravy in 4 easy steps....no joke! Try this out:

Prep: Chop one medium onion and refrigerate until ready.

1. Pour chicken or turkey drippings into a saucepan (if there is a lot of oil on top, you can skim some off) over med heat.
2. Pull out your onions and dump them into the drippings, S&P, sautee until golden brown and soft.
3. Sprinkle in 2-3 TBS of flour and cook for at least one minute (this gets rid of that raw flour taste).
4. Pour in 2-3 C. chicken broth and whisk until combined and just the right consistency, add more or less depending on your taste, S&P as desired.


*Do NOT add more flour in the end all by itself, you will get nasty raw flour lumps in your gravy. If you MUST thicken the gravy, melt some butter in a seperate bowl and mix in flour, stir well and pour into gravy. Slowly stir to combine and thicken.

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