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Old 07-02-2005, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question Mashed Potato gravy ??

Does anyone know of any good mashed potao gravy?? with ingredients that are easy to get hold of....and i would like to know if you can make gravy out of a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom ???


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Old 07-02-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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i make my gravy with meat drippings and the fond deglazed from a pan, added to a roux (equal parts of flour cooked in butter) and meat stock, if i have any available. if not, beef bouillon. if you want to sweeten it up a little, blend in some cooked carrots.
my mil used to swear by something called gravy master, which was some kind of concentrate, but i thought it tasted funny, kinda plastic.
i have started to make my own stocks, saving things like veal bones from a dinner i made the other night, or the water leftover from boiling lobsters.
the veal and other beef bones and trimmings are browned, then coverd with water and boiled/simmered with some herbs for the beef stock.
for fish stock, i start with the lobster water, and add shrimp shells and fish bones and boil them down.

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Old 07-02-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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The dry packets of gravy mix are pretty good...Pillsbury's is best, if you can find it, and it's fat-free.
If you have a little bacon grease, you can always make a good cream gravy. Just mix equal amounts of flour and grease in your skillet, stir in 1 cup of milk for each tablespoon of flour, or half milk and half chicken broth. Cook and stir until thickened and season with S&P.
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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yep, you can use mushroom soup to make gravy. all i do is whisk in milk,- less than i would for soup-, black pepper, salt, onion powder and garlic powder and ground sage and pour it over pork chops and mashed potatoes.

we make the best pork chop gravy by allowing a few pork chops to get really brown in the broiler on a baking sheet after the others are done (we just give those ones to the cats)
and deglazing the baking sheet with a little water. then we add flour shaken up with milk, then some water and lots of black pepper. a litte salt, too. if need be, some beef base can be added for additional flavor.
i use powdered gravies a lot, too.
milk gravy is delicious. add flour to sizzling hot butter in a pan, allow to cook for a minute, whisk in salt, pepper and milk. bring to a low boil and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
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