A CozyBogie Thanksgiving: The World’s Best Gravy

November 26, 2011 § 5 Comments

My favorite part of my favorite meal of my favorite day of the year.

Are you the kind of person who can stick a straw in your gravy bowl and drink it? Because I am…and this gravy is so amazing. So so so so amazing.

I know this may seem a little squeamish, but early on in the day, prepare your turkey stock by cooking the neck and gizzards from the cavity of the turkey in a pot and simmer for a few hours, to get the full flavor out of the innards. Discard the neck and gizzard, strain the broth, and reserve until you are ready to make your gravy.

If you like your gravy a little thicker, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and then mix it in at the very end and cook for 5 minutes.

The World’s Best Gravy

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 8 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Defatted turkey drippings plus chicken stock to make 5 cups, heated
  • 1 cup of turkey stock, made from giblets

Directions

In a large pot, cook the butter and add flour, one tablespoon at a time and whisk until well incorporated.

Add the salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, the flour/butter mixture (Roux) will be a golden blonde color. Add the hot chicken stock mixture and turkey stock. Season, to taste, and serve

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