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Pan Gravy for Turkey

Pan Gravy for Turkey

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Thanksgiving dinner was a success! How come it’€™s always a success when nobody except my husband is here to witness it? Why do I botch Thanksgiving whenever we have guests?

This gravy can be made the night before Thanksgiving. Then when you’re ready to serve it, reheat in a pot, and add the extra drippings from the turkey. The drippings will give the gravy a rich flavor and color. If you don’t €™have any drippings, it will still be flavorful enough, but I like to scrape off whatever juices are on the bottom of the roasting pan.

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Pan Gravy

November 23, 2011
: 4 cups
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 5 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pan drippings (optional but very tasty)
Directions
  • Step 1 Chop the celery, carrot and onion into small pieces. In a medium to large pot, melt butter on medium heat. Add veggies
  • Step 2 sauté until brown (about 15-20 minutes). Add flour and mix
  • Step 3 pour in chicken broth. Add bay leaf, bring to boil and turn down to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Step 4 When ready to serve, reheat in pot. Add pan drippings, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 5 Using a mesh strainer, strain the vegetables out of gravy and serve.
  • Step 6 * If you find the gravy is still too thin, combine a tablespoon of flour with a tablespoon of cold water/broth, and add to the simmering gravy. Keep adding flour mixture until the gravy is to your liking.

 

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Directions with Photos:

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Chop the celery, carrot and onion into small pieces.

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In a medium to large pot, melt butter on medium heat.

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Add veggies; sauté until brown (about 15-20 minutes).

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Add flour and mix;

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pour in chicken broth.

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Break out the bay leaf, as I do once a year for Thanksgiving gravy. Bring to boil and turn down to low, simmering for 15 minutes.

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Let cool and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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When ready to serve, reheat in pot. Add pan drippings, and salt and pepper to taste.

* I did not have ANY drippings after I roasted my turkey, it had dried onto the bottom of the roasting pan. So I poured in some chicken broth and whisked it until the browned bits gently scraped off the pan. I poured that into my gravy. And it was perfect. I drank some in a cup.

No I didn’t! But I wanted to.

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Using a mesh strainer, strain the vegetables out of gravy and serve.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Roast turkey recipe is next. Smile



4 thoughts on “Pan Gravy for Turkey”

  • Great deal. Somehow I think that if you take away the stress of conkiog and baking for Thanksgiving, a family can enjoy each other more and in my case, football games even that much more. This is a great option for families or individuals that want to leave the conkiog and shopping to a professional such as yourself. Do you prepare this dinner for guests annually?

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