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easy gravy

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Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

This gravy recipe makes about 1 cup. Use the ratio of ingredients to double or triple the recipe if serving a large crowd.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy gravy

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    pan drippings
  • 2/3 - 1 c
    low-sodium stock or water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make easy gravy

  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    Over medium heat melt butter in the pan.
  • Adding the flour to the melted butter.
    Add the flour and whisk vigorously.
  • Continuing to whisk ingredients.
    Continue to whisk until the color changes to the color of evaporated milk (a slightly caramelized color).
  • Adding pan drippings.
    Add the pan drippings. The pan will sizzle and the gravy will try to clump up, so whisk even more vigorously until the mixture smooths out.
  • Adding chicken stock.
    Then add half of your stock and whisk it until smooth. Add the rest of your stock and, again, whisk until smooth. Take your time with this so you don’t add too much liquid. Start with 2/3 cup and go from there. You'll only need to add 1 cup if the drippings are thick.
  • Gravy bubbling in a saucepan.
    Turn up the heat to medium-high. Now just stir occasionally. It will come to a boil. Let it bubble and boil away for 5 minutes, give or take a couple of minutes depending on your desired thickness.
  • Whisking gravy.
    Turn it down to low and whisk. At this point carefully sample your gravy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Between the salted butter and the drippings, you may not need to add salt. If you're cutting down on salt, feel free to use unsalted butter and salt at the end of cooking.
  • Gravy in a gravy boat.
    Stir a minute or two more. Then remove it from the heat, pour into a gravy boat and serve.
  • Pouring gravy on mashed potatoes.
    If short on drippings, create a substitution by mixing 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon base with 2/3 cup hot water.
  • Gravy on a spoon in a gravy boat.
    Only use 1 cup of stock/water if drippings are thick.
  • Spooning gravy onto mashed potatoes.
    If gravy is too thin, remove 1/4 cup of the gravy and put into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of flour or cornstarch. Whisk vigorously to get rid of lumps. Add the paste back into the gravy and whisk until thick.