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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Good Gravy . . .

With Thanksgiving now right around the corner . . .

I've discovered that not everyone had a dad who taught them to make excellent gravy!  I LOVE gravy at Thanksgiving, Sunday dinners and just about any old time.

Did you know it is SO EASY to make??!!

Here's the way I do it -

How to make gravy


Meat juice drippings (beef, chicken, turkey, pork)
(optional - for best results drippings should include browned bits 
from the stock as well as turkey pieces)
Water - add water to drippings to equal 4 cups
Salt and pepper
3 heaping T of cornstarch
1/2 C. COLD water
(optional)  1T. chicken or beef bullion

In a large pan, pour measured drippings and water to equal 4 cups.  Heat to low simmer or low boil over medium heat.  Dissolve the cornstarch in the COLD water.  Slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture into the simmering drippings.

Turn heat down to medium low - continue to whisk for 10-15 minutes until gravy thickens.  Add salt and pepper to taste (1t salt, 1/2 t pepper approximately)

If gravy gets too thick, slowly whisk water back into the gravy mix.

Serve immediately

And . . . there you go!



Andrea said...

Thanks! I made gravy last year from the drippings, but I haven't even thought about gravy yet for this year. Oops!

Greg and Karianne said...

Just what I needed! Thanks mom!

mCat said...

mmmmmm....gravy! I heart it!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sue said...

That's nice to have an actual recipe. I always just sort of wing it. I think I may jot this down. But I would probably have to double it.

Hope your day was GREAT.


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