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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How To Make Perfect Gravy


Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!

Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!

Is anyone else getting excited for Thanksgiving?! For the past few weeks, I have been in a major funk and I feel like I am just now working my way out of it. Life ... or in this case, death ... has a way of hitting you the hardest when you least expect it. Talk about a sucker-punch outta nowhere. In light of some personal things that I have had to deal with in the last month, this Thanksgiving feels even more special - and I couldn't be more excited to spend it with loved ones!

Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!

As I told y'all in my Perfect Mashed Potatoes post, mashed potatoes and gravy rank really high on my top comfort foods list! Other than my 4-year-old daughter, who doesn't love mashed potatoes?! It just doesn't even make sense not to like them, right?! Although I have been tempted to, (tempted - I haven't done it!), I could just drink the holiday gravy out of a glass and call that a meal. But let's be honest, mashed potatoes and gravy really is all about the gravy.

I know lots of folks are intimidated by the thought of making their own gravy - but it really is easy! I promise! You can use whatever kind of meat drippings you like - my favorite is ham gravy - just give me a pool of it, y'all! In this case, I used roasted chicken - and with Thanksgiving just two weeks away, it will make an awesome turkey gravy!

Keep reading because I'll even tell you how to make a gravy without drippings in case you ever need it!

Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!

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How To Make Perfect Gravy
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients
  • Drippings from cooked meat
  • Cool water or broth
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Carefully pour drippings (juice and fat) from roasting pan into heatproof measuring cup or fat separator. Let stand until fat rises to the top.

2. Remove ¼ cup of the fat; returning it to roasting pan. Discard any remaining fat. Add enough water or broth to remaining drippings to measure 2 cups, if necessary.

3. Place roasting pan over two burners over medium heat. Add flour to reserved fat; stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.

4. Gradually whisk in the 2 cups of drippings/broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
Season to taste with pepper.

**Did you know you can still make a great gravy without pan drippings?!
In a medium saucepan, use ¼ cup of butter or oil in place of the separated fat and use 2 cups broth in place of drippings! You can also add you favorite herbs to either variation!

Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!
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Don't buy that canned stuff - I'll show you how to make PERFECT GRAVY - flavorful and no lumps! Perfect for holidays!

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2 comments:

  1. Mashed potatoes and gravy are my favorite part of Thanksgiving! Yum!

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  2. Sorry to hear you've been dealing with some hard stuff. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderfully relaxing and fulfilling <3

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