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old fashioned simple gravy

Recipe by
Eddie Jordan
Bristow, OK

The gravy brings the turkey and the potatoes together. Don't forget the cranberry sauce and the stuffing.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For old fashioned simple gravy

  • 4 Tbsp
    drippings from roasting pan
  • 3 c
    water from the potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    arrowroot or cornstarck ( dissolved in 1/4 cup cool water
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make old fashioned simple gravy

  • 1
    Add 1 cup of the potato cooking water to the roasting pan stir and scrape vigorously to get all the drippings and browned bits dissolved.
  • 2
    Then pour the stock through a small strainer into a sauce pan.
  • 3
    Bring the stock to a rapid biol and reduce the liquid by a third this will take about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Reduce the heat to medium low so the liquid is just simmering.
  • 5
    Drizzle in the arrowroot or cornstarch water slurry stirring constantly ( make sure the gravy is not boiling ).
  • 6
    The gravy will thicken rapidly you may not need all of the thickener to reach the consistency you like.