Real Turkey Gravy
The key to great turkey gravy is using degreased drippings and turkey stock made from the turkey neck and giblets. Ready-made stock or broth made from chicken or turkey soup base will also work when you are in a pinch.
Ingredients3 cups of the following: 1 to 3 cups degreased turkey drippings and/or 1 to 3 cups turkey stock or broth or a combination of both.
½ cup flour
2 tsp. reduced sodium turkey or chicken soup base
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped or 1/2 tsp dry thyme
1 glove garlic, pressed or minced
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black or white pepper or to taste
DirectionsI. Pour 1 ½ cups cool or warm stock, broth or degreased drippings into a 4-quart saucepan. Adding a 1/3 of the flour at a time, rapidly whisk into liquid until blended. Whisk remaining 1 ½ cups liquid into slurry.
2. Stirring frequently, bring mixture to gentle simmer over medium heat. As gravy thickens, continue stirring an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in seasonings. Continue to cook, whisking occasionally for an additional 1 to 3 minutes.
3. Adjust seasonings, remove from heat and serve or cover and leave on warm until ready to serve.
4. If gravy is being made in advance, cover surface with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent skin from forming; cool to room temperature and refrigerate up to 2 days.
NutritionNutrition Information: 12 ¼ cup servings 23 calories; 0.2g fat; 0.8g protein; 4.5g carbohydrate; 0 fiber; 1mg cholesterol; 288mg sodium
Original Nutrition Information: 12 ¼ cup servings 121 calories; 6g fat; 6g protein; 12g carbohydrate; 0 fiber; 5mg cholesterol; 1337mg sodium
Cook’s Note: If necessary, gravy can be thinned with little water or stock until desired consistency has been reached.