Traditional Turkey Gravy

Traditional Turkey Gravy

 

I think I may have mentioned how much I love gravy and that I never waste drippings from a roast.  I think turkey gravy might just be my favourite not only for the flavour, but also for the traditions that go along with it.   We served roast turkey & dressing at our recent Easter dinner.  Top that off with garlic & onion mashed potatoes and turkey gravy… you have a winner.

Turkey gravy is pretty simple to make.  All you have to do is boil the drippings from the turkey, whisk in a slurry and allow to thicken.

Turkey Gravy

I love this fat separator for my turkey drippings.  It strains the drippings at the top and pours from the bottom so allows you to control the amount of fat you put into your gravy. 

Turkey Gravy

Pour the slurry into the boiled drippings and whisk until thickened.

Traditional Turkey Gravy

Ingredients

  • Drippings from one turkey (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup COLD water
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Strain drippings either through a fine strainer or into a fat separator.
  2. Pour strained drippings into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Mix water and flour to make a smooth slurry.
  4. Slowly add slurry to drippings and whisk until gravy comes to desired thickness.
  5. Taste gravy. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Turn heat to low and cover until ready to serve.
  7. Stir often to avoid lumps and skin forming on the top of the gravy.

Notes:

Author:  Red Dish Kitchen

Traditional Turkey Gravy
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • Drippings from one turkey (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup COLD water
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper
Directions
  1. Strain drippings either through a fine strainer or into a fat separator.
  2. Pour strained drippings into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Mix water and flour to make a smooth slurry.
  4. Slowly add slurry to drippings and whisk until gravy comes to desired thickness.
  5. Taste gravy. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Turn heat to low and cover until ready to serve.
  7. Stir often to avoid lumps and skin forming on the top of the gravy.

 

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