Tasty low fat gravy after adjusting thickener. Before I even read the reviews, I knew there must be an error in the recipe. There is no way one fourth cup of flour will thicken 6 cups of liquid. The normal proportion is 2 Tablespoons flour, or 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, per cup of liquid. So, I used 6 tablespoons of cornstarch and I was pleased with the result. Instead of putting the cornstarch in the one cup of water, I used one cup of cold broth. I did not want to water down the flavor of the gravy. I was very happy to have a tasty gravy with no fat. You may also want to adjust the salt. If you are using bouillon, or canned broth, you probably do not need to add any salt. I would recommend making this without salt and adding later if you need it.
This is a great (and easy!) recipe for turkey gravy. The only change I made was that I always use the water that I've boiled the potatoes in instead of regular old tap water. I think it just gives the gravy a better taste plus with the potatoes having been in the water it might even help with the thickening. Whether or not this is a keeper. Thanks for sharing!
I followed the suggestion of another reviewer who said to feed her family of four used the 2 cups of stock 2 Tbs of butter and 2 Tbs of flour - no water. First she melted the butter then added flour and cooked until bubbly and resembles wet sand. Then she added the broth whisked and seasoned according to the recipe. It was so very very good... the only thing was my family of four went right through it. I will definitely make this again this way but double it so there is some left over. Thank you!
You absolutely have to degrease the turkey drippings! I think that is a step some people forget. You can put the turkey drippings in the fridge over night and scrape of the top fat in the morning or drop some ice cubes in the drippings and it will bring the fat to the top. I didn t have a full 6 cups worth so I used turkey drippings and canned chicken broth. I also added 2 cups of egg noodles a couple diced boiled eggs and a can of cream of chicken. This really makes the gravy something special! Don t worry if you don t have the poultry or celery seasoning just season to your taste. This is a TERRIFIC base recipe that can be adapted many ways!
This is a great recipe. However, Instead of adding the flour to water, what I do is I put 4 to 5 tablespoons of butter in a pan & add 4 to 5 tablespoons of flour to that. When it turns to a paste, then you add the stock slowly & whisk it. It's the best gravy you will ever have. No lumps or anything. It's fantastic!!!!! If you want more gravy just double the recipe.
This gravy is very tasty. I used the drippings (about 1 cup) from the roasted turkey and 4 cups of chicken broth instead of 5 cups of turkey stock. Like other reviewers I also have to add more flour to thicken it. I will sure make it again on every Thanksgiving to go with my turkey.
Okay readers I know you came here looking for something to "make that "special" gravy" but this ones a good place to start anyway. Its basic its easy it doesn't take anything away from the bird and the whole family (those that love gravy with their meals anyway) are sure to love. You simply cannot go wrong with this one. Rate it a 5 for yourself however keep in mind that the less amount of stress in preparation of this recipe means that your going to have a better time entertaining and not being "the maid". Thanks again Veronica for bringing this one back! Its a keeper! Cheers! CM
I was very proud of myself after sampling this gravy. A few variations though. I used refrigerated turkey stock I made last night & instead of flour used a few tablespoons of cornstarch in stock(instead of the water). I also added a few tablespoons of cream of celery soup(rather have used cream of chicken didn't have)for flavor. This perfected my turkey dinner & my boyfriend absolutely loved it! My house still smells great! Thanks Veronica!
The seasonings are great! I didn't have turkey stock so I used chicken broth and I used pan drippings instead of water (you have to cook the pan drippings and flour first THEN gradually stir in the broth somewhat backwards from what this recipe calls for!). 5 cups was a bit much so I only used 3 cups or so. You can always add more broth if you like your gravy thin. The poultry seasoning makes all the difference... delicious!
It was tasty but was way too soupy per the ingredients. Either needs way more flour or way less stock.
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