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How to Make Foolproof Gravy

Learn how to make homemade turkey gravy in our Step by Step cooking video. This quick and delicious gravy is easy to whip up, and goes perfectly with turkey and mashed potatoes.

Fri, 6 Nov 2009|

-Hi, I'm Terry Singh, the food editor here at Everyday with Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine, and I'm going to teach you how to make a turkey gravy. So, after you're done roasting the turkey, just set it aside. We're gonna take all these drippings left in the roasting pan. This is where all the flavor of the turkey is at. Pour into this measuring cup. You can see that there're some brown bits left, but just leave it in there and we'll glaze it a little bit to get off from the bottom. From here, just spoon off the fat. Just bring it up to eye level. You can see all the clear stuff on top you don't want in your sauce because that's basically just grease and doesn't really do anything for that gravy. So, once you've removed most of the fat, you don't need to fatten up, so just get rid of that stuff, and in another measuring cup, you'll need about 2 cups of chicken broth. The amount of gravy we're making is just enough for about a family of 6 and for each cup of chicken broth that you usually need about 2 tablespoons of flour. So, since you've got 2 cups, we're gonna use a quarter cup of flour or 4 tablespoons. Give that a good whisk. We're gonna bring the temperature back up to high on the range. You're gonna just whisk in the flour, and once the pan is hot enough just pour it in. All the sizzling sound that it's making are brown bits thing I've got and so you just wanna whisk up all the brown bits. So making a pan gravy, be sure to use a heavy duty roasting pan such as this one that we're using here. Don't use it or using one of those disposable roasting pans you pick at the grocery store. Those will just collapse, are not meant to be cooked on the stove top, and you'll start to see it bubbling and thickening and we're just about there, and once it starts to thicken up, you can actually add the drippings back then and just whisk those right in, and at this point, you wanna season the gravy with salt. Another fun tip for gravy is that you can use wine, beef broth, that's the sherries and brandies with liquid that is supposed the chicken stock or with a little bit of chicken stock. So, there's a little bit of work behind this, but it's well worth it. I'll store that gravy with-- packets and jars, just doesn't come out the same. As you can see, it doesn't take a whole lot to make your own homemade gravy. Alright and it looks like we've got turkey gravy. You can see it's nice and thick. So just turn off your stove, grab a serving vessel and we're ready to pour it in and smells delicious. Got your favorite mashed potatoes and spoon it on top. And there you go, the easiest gravy ever and it's not all about homemade, your family is going to love it.