Once you've got the homemade stock, then the gravy is easy as can be. A stick of butter and an onion, some flour to thicken, and just whisk the gravy in until you have the consistency you desire!
The pack up the gravy, saving a little extra stock so that you can thin the gravy on the big day, and you're all set! On Thanksgiving, simply heat up the gravy in a pan, adding the saved stock to thin if necessary and you're all set.
An essential and delicious part of the Thanksgiving feast that can be made relatively fuss-free and easy as can be! I love this recipe!
1 stick butter
1 chopped onion
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper, to taste
4 to 5 cups warm chicken or turkey stock
chicken or turkey drippings
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the flour on the onions, stirring constantly, and cook until flour is golden to brown. Adjust heat so mixture does not burn.
Gradually whisk in 4 cups of stock until mixture thickens and is smooth. If it is too thick, add more stock. Cool. Cover and chill.
When ready to serve, reheat mixture over low heat, stirring. Scrape bottom of chicken or turkey pan and add drippings to gravy. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve, adding more stock if necessary to thin.
Pilgrim Plates @ I Heart Cooking Clubs