Cooking from Scratch: How to Make Gravy from Flour

Gravy As we move into the holiday season we begin planning for festive meals with family and friends. For many of us this means roast turkey with all the delicious trimmings. And the one trimming no turkey dinner is...

Gravy
Gravy

As we move into the holiday season we begin planning for festive meals with family and friends. For many of us this means roast turkey with all the delicious trimmings. And the one trimming no turkey dinner is ever without is homemade gravy. But maybe you haven't had a chance to learn how to make gravy from flour. We thought we would share a simple and delicious gravy recipe that anyone can cook up. It's not difficult and it tastes so much better than powdered gravy mixes. Powdered gravy? Perish the thought! Julia Child would be waving her whisk at you and encouraging you to be adventurous. So let's tie on our aprons and make some real gravy. Ready?

Gravy

Needed equipment:

  • A 2-cup measuring cup
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • A saucepan that can easily hold 2 cups of liquid
  • A spoon
  • A whisk

Ingredients:

  • The drippings from one roast turkey
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of turkey OR chicken broth (either works well in this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon white pepper

Directions:

  1. Pour the turkey drippings out of the pan and into the measuring cup. Don't panic if you don't end up with 2 cups worth of drippings, we have a plan for that.
  2. Skim the fat off the top of the turkey drippings with your spoon. Discard the fat.
  3. If the drippings do not make 2 full cups of liquid then pour in enough of the turkey OR chicken broth to bring the liquid up to the 2 cup mark on the measuring cup.
  4. Pour the drippings/broth mixture into the saucepan over medium heat.
  5. In a small bowl whisk the milk and the flour together. Whisk the mixture to a smooth consistency. No lumpy gravy for us!
  6. Now pour the milk/flour mixture into the drippings in the saucepan and keep stirring while you bring it to a boil.
  7. Add the bouillon granules, the poultry seasoning and the white pepper to the saucepan.
  8. Continue stirring for two minutes or until the gravy thickens nicely.
  9. Pour it into a gravy boat and you are ready to serve.

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See that? You just made gravy from flour. This recipe can also be used with drippings from roast chicken if you're not making turkey. Cooking from scratch can be so much fun and this gravy recipe is useful throughout the year.

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