Delicious homemade gravy is the cornerstone of traditional holiday meals. And once you learn my simple easy recipe, you’ll be whipping up batches of goodness all year long!
- 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 cups strained turkey or chicken pan drippings OR organic chicken stock
- From start to finish it takes only 10 minutes to make this gravy recipe. In a medium saucepot, melt the butter over medium heat. Lower the heat to medium-low. Slowly add in the flour as you continuously whisk, whisk, whisk to incorporate the flour into the butter and prevent any lumps from forming.
- Add in the black pepper and only 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Keep whisking. Later on you can taste test the gravy to see if it’s absolutely perfect or if it needs the extra salt. My preference is for 1 teaspoon, but yours may be different.
- Slowly add in the strained pan drippings or the chicken stock while continuously whisking away. Or if you have just a little bit of dippings to use, that’s absolutely fine – just make up the rest of the 4-cup measurement with chicken stock. This is a very versatile gravy recipe!
- Allow the gravy to simmer for a few minutes so it can thicken up. If there are lumps in the gravy, keep whisking while it’s simmering. Once the gravy reaches the desired thickness. Remove the pan from heat. If the gravy has become too thick – whisk in some more melted butter. If the gravy has a few lumps, pour it through a simple mesh strainer.
- Transfer the gravy to a gravy boat or serving bowl with ladle. If making the gravy earlier in the day, simply refrigerate it. Just before serving time, rewarm it in the microwave or on the stovetop and it’s ready to enjoy.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Condiment, Holiday
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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