Turkey Gravy Recipe
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Homemade Turkey Gravy is a necessity for a turkey and it is much easier to make than you think.
Turkey and gravy go together like ebony and ivory … like cookies and milk … like Danny and Sandy … like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong. Okay, I’ll stop.
For the record, I could go on forever. I could. Really.
Anyway, if you missed the Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey post, be sure to check it out, because it’s the thing to do, and I use the drippings from that for this gravy recipe. As with most things in life, everyone seems to find their way to what works for them. This is how I make turkey gravy. Again, like the turkey, it’s basic, so adjust seasonings to your liking.Begin with the drippings, celery and onion leftover from the roasted turkey. I make the gravy right in the roasting pan stovetop over two eyes. Transfer to a smaller pan for space if needed.
Skim off most of the fat, but not all of it. You’ll need some for goodness. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then using a slotted spoon, remove celery, onion, and any large pieces of drippings. Continue to simmer.
I use flour for a thickener. Before adding it to the gravy, I like to mix it well with a little cold chicken broth or water. A small mason jar with a lid to shake things up works mighty fine. Add the flour and liquid to the jar, close it up tight, and shake it, shake it, shake it well. Use a small whisk or fork to break up any clumps.
Whisk the flour mixture into the drippings until smooth.
Lower temperature, add salt and pepper, and any other seasonings to taste. Whisk well before transferring to serving dish.
Enjoy over turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rice, rolls, beans…you know the drill.
Turkey Gravy Recipe
Turkey and gravy go together like ebony and ivory...like cookies and milk...like Danny and Sandy...like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong.
- drippings from 12-14 pound Roasted Turkey
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: other herbs, seasonings to taste
Skim off most of the fat. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes stovetop, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to remove celery, onion, and any large pieces of drippings. Continue to simmer.
Combine flour and broth or water in a small mason jar with a lid; shake it up to combine. Gradually whisk in the flour/liquid mixture into the drippings until smooth. Lower temperature.
Add salt and pepper, and any other seasonings to taste. Whisk well before transferring to serving dish.
I can tell that gravy has BIG flavor by the looks of the dripping in that pan. Awesome!
This gravy totally rocks! It’s now got me all excited for Thanksgiving!!
Is is normal to want to take a bath in gravy? No?? Oh, well forget I said it then….heh heh.
This looks like pure deliciousness. Going on my to try list NOW!! (ps your photos are divine this morning…makin me HONGRAY!!)
I ate this turkey and gravy at Amy’s house and it was some kinda GOOD!! This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my friend, Amy, who lets me try the yummy things she blogs about. 🙂
I love that you mentioned “Danny and Sandy.” Oh, and that gravy is gorgeous.
Perfect for Turkey Day!
homemade gravy just can’t be beat. my Mammaw makes an incredible ham gravy that we fight over at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Y.U.M. I’m ready for Thanksgiving now. The texture looks just perfect!
Oh dear, this gravy looks amazing! Great recipe.
I LOVE a good gravy, and this one looks delicious!
Now I’m TOTALLY dying for yummy-turkey-gravy day. Or better yet, maybe I’ll just show up on your doorstep today. 🙂
Wow. That looks good! I can’t wait for Turkey Day!
Perfect timing right before the holidays. Gravy can totally make or break the meal. Thanks for sharing this one, Amy. It looks amazing. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving.
that’s how we do gravy too 🙂 got it from my Grandmother. Nothing beats it!
That gravy looks so yum…how do you make things look so easy?!?
This gravy looks so delicious – now I am craving mashed and gravy for dinner. I’m loving all of these Thanksgiving recipes, Amy! Keep ’em coming!
i’ve always been so terrified to make turkey gravy…and for what?! this looks amazing and you can SEE the flavor!
guess i know better than to be scared now 🙂
I would enjoy this over everything. I love the flour shaker in a bottle method… I’m going to employ that method. xo
Oh that gravy just looks fabulous – i am a huge fan of gravy!
I can pour this over just about anything! Love the recipe Amy.