Sunday, November 25, 2012

Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Who doesn't love gravy? Gravy is awesome. Gravy is the epitome of comfort food. And on Thanksgiving, it has to be made from scratch.

Now, turkey gravy is not as thick as other gravy, so don't be discouraged if it takes awhile to thicken up.  Overall, the results are worth it.

Ingredients:
  • Turkey drippings
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt/pepper
  • Turkey broth

Directions:


We're going to start with the turkey drippings. Some people don't like the fat. I'm not one of those people, so I left it alone. 

If you don't prefer the fat, pour the entire thing into a measuring cup. Wait about 10 minutes and scrape the top layer of fat off and place the rest back in the roasting pan. Bring to a boil.

Add about 4 cups of turkey broth. This can be found at Trader Joe's.



In a separate bowl, mix luke warm water and flour. Very slowly, add the mixture to the roasting pan, whisking continually. Turn the heat down to medium and allow time for it to thicken.

Whatever you do, don't add flour right into the roasting pan mixture. It will result in clumps and you'll have dumplings. Not very Thanksgiving-y.

Love and gravy,

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