To make homemade Gravy you need the roasting drippings or juice from roasted Chicken, Turkey, Pork or Beef. For a flavorful and amazing tasting Gravy the roasted Meat should be roasted in a way that brings out it's true flavor. So if you roast meat add cut up Carrots, Garlic, Herbs like Thyme, Celery and Onions to the bottom of the roasting pan before you roast to flavor the drippings. Strain all of the cooked Vegetables out before making your gravy. So break out those straws and start Cooking The Amazing because it is Gravy time!
Here is the recipe.
1 1/2 c Roasted Meat Juices
1 c Stock (Beef or Chicken) to deglaze
4 T Butter
4 T All Purpose Flour
3/4 t Sea Salt, fine grain
3/4 t Black Pepper, fresh ground
1 c Stock (Chicken or Beef)
1/2 c Milk, whole (optional)
1 t Fresh Thyme
1. PLAN AHEAD: This recipe uses Meat drippings from roasted Meat like Beef, Turkey, Chicken or Pork. Follow your recipe to roast the Meat but be sure to add chopped Veg like Carrots, Onion, Garlic and Celery under the Meat as it roasts to add a lot of flavor to your Gravy. After roasting Meat, remove the Meat and allowing the Meat to rest. Remove all Veg leaving the fat and liquid in the pan. Strain all the fat and juices into a large measuring cup or clear bowl. Allow to sit for 3 minutes as the fat rises to the top then spoon as much fat off as you can reserving the juices. In the pan that had the roasted Meat there will be cooked on bits stuck to the pan. This is full of flavor. Put your roasting pan over the burners of your stove (make sure it is flame proof) on high and add 1 c of Stock (Beef or Chicken depending on what your roasted Meat is.) Use a wooden spoon and scrape up the cooked on Meat bits and dissolve them in the Stock. This is deglazing. And it also helps clean the pan. Pour all the pan deglazing liquid into the same cup of the defatted Meat juices.
Serve Gravy immediately.
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