Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good Gravy!

Another Thanksgiving must is gravy. It's what holds the meal together, complimenting the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. How it's made is usually up to the cook.

Most people prefer a thick gravy , loaded with turkey bits and big on flavor.The best gravy to make is one involving your pan drippings. Add a spring of thyme for more flavor. Start by making a roux with butter and flour, then add turkey or chicken stock (preferably chicken stock since it's sold more readily) and then the pan drippings. Make sure that the roux is stirred together. This is the base and it should be smooth and lump free. Usually the amount of stock is four cup however if you want you can increase or decrease by half a cup to get either a thinner or much thicker consistency.

You can keep leftover gravy for two days after it was initially made. Keep it in the fridge in a small , shallow dish that's covered with Saran wrap or tin foil. when reheating, bring it to a full boil and serve hot over leftovers.

There's nothing like a good gravy with your turkey. It makes the meal memorable and brings a certain oomph to the table.

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