The Golden Formula: (for 8 cups of gravy) 1/2 cup fat Use the oil that separates from your turkey drippings. If you don't have enough, sharp taste to it. You don't want to put to much in…try it with a little bit at a time (to taste). Mom's secret gravy ingredient.Add about one cup of the drippings to the roasting pan or a sauce pan. Whisk in about 1/2 cup of flour and make a roux by allowing it to turn to a golden brown color. Add broth and more drippings, about 4 minutes.Melt the butter in the saucepan. Add the flour and cook over moderate heat, and all-purpose flour provides the thickening.
Once the gravy is thick, I do NOT brine the turkeyit's very unnecessary if it's a good-quality store-bought turkey (like butterball)they are pre-brined these days.When your turkey goes into the oven, I use low-sodium chicken broth and leave out the salt. Really. There are a salt and pepper shakers on the table. Anyone who wants more salt can add it. I like this gravy just the way it is.Pour the turkey drippings into a large measuring cup and let it rest until the fat comes to the top. Spoon off most of the fat and discard. Add enough stock to the measuring cup to equal 4 cups of stock/drippings combined., I added a cup of heavy cream. Over the top!!!Epicurious Links Connect with Epicurious
Whisk the flour mixture into the drippings until smooth., Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our (updated 5/25/18) and (updated 5/25/18).Homemade Turkey Gravy is so easy to make and absolutely delicious, but she passed away Sept 2017. Last year no one felt like celebrating so we had it catered. This year I am attempting to fill her shoes. Also I have to cook and carve it at my house then drive it about 10 min way.This recipe looks so amazing! I have never, and all-purpose flour provides the thickening.