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Homemade Gravy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Jensen

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 T. butter
4 T. flour
3 C. liquid (use pan drippings, plus enough broth to equal 3 cups)
Salt and Pepper
Additional flavor agents: sage, poultry seasoning as needed

Directions:
Directions:
Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Add flour and whisk constantly until mixture is golden caramel color and smells fragrant (3-5 minutes). Slowly whisk in liquids, while whisking, until mixture is smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened and bubbly, 5 minutes or longer.

Taste, and then season with salt and pepper to taste, and add any additional seasonings.

Trouble Shooting:
Too thin? Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon cold water. Mix until smooth and add to simmering gravy. Let simmer a few minutes to thicken, and repeat if necessary until desired consistency is reached.
Too thick? Add more broth
Too salty? Try a splash of cream, lemon juice, or even sour cream. You can also make more roux, and use only broth in the second batch to dilute.

 

 

 

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