I love gravy, it’s seriously the best part of the meal for me, I pour it on my turkey, potatoes, stuffing, even my rolls get dipped in gravy, so I like to make a huge batch. I usually run out of gravy leftovers first, and I seriously make a HUGE batch!
I don’t make it from a stock or broth, I use the fatty delicious turkey drippings too (another reason to really flavor your turkey, and get a big bird). I don’t just rely on the drippings/juice, it wouldn’t make a big enough batch for me!!! I add a Turkey Gravy packet (I like McCormicks) and water to extra gravy AND I like the extra flavor.
- 1/4 C flour
- 1/4 C butter
- 1 package turkey gravy (optional for larger batch - plus i like the extra flavor)
- 1 C water (optional for larger batch)
- turkey drippings/juice strained (from an 18 lbs turkey or larger if your using a smaller turkey you'll have to add some broth or stock)
- extra water or broth for taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- I start the gravy when I pull my turkey out, so it's thick and ready to add the drippings after the turkey has rested a bit.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the flour, stir together until smooth and cook over medium high heat. Let it start to darken, just slightly.
- Then if you want a larger batch add the turkey gravy packet (I prefer McCormicks) and stir it smooth again and then add a cup of water.
- Whisk and let it thicken up, a LOT. But make sure it's smooth.
- Strain the turkey drippings into your saucepan, I just put a strainer over the saucepan, poke a hole in the disposable pan an tip it a bit, letting it all drain out.
- Whisk it until it's smooth again and taste it. Add salt, pepper to taste, if it's a little strong (depending on the amt of drippings/juice you get) you can add brother or water even.
Are you a gravy lover like me? or do you just like a bit of it? or nothing at all?