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Perfect Gravy

Cooking 101: Perfect Gravy

Does your gravy need a little help? Our simple steps give you smooth gravy every time.
Recipe Rating: 4.6

what you need

  • Drippings from cooked turkey
  • Cool water or fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Pepper

make it

Perfect Gravy - Step 1
1. POUR drippings (juice and fat) from roasting pan carefully into a heatproof measuring cup or fat separator. Let stand until fat rises to the top.
Perfect Gravy - Step 2

2. REMOVE 1/4 cup of the fat; return to roasting pan. Discard any remaining fat. Add enough water or broth to remaining drippings to measure 2 cups.

Perfect Gravy - Step 3

3. GRADUALLY add flour to drippings mixture, stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.

Perfect Gravy - Step 4

4. RETURN drippings mixture to roasting pan over two burners. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.

Perfect Gravy - Step 5

5. SEASON to taste with pepper, stirring lightly with whisk.

Perfect Gravy - Step 6

6. POUR or spoon gravy into gravy boat to serve. Makes 2 cups or 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each.

perfect gravy
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