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Old 01-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Use beef consomme for gravy?

I found a can of beef consomme in the cabinet instead of broth.... I have no broth. Can I use it in the bottom of my roasting pan the same as broth to make gravy liquid? It has gelatin added, will that be wierd?

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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It will work. No problem with the gelatin. Real bee stock, made with bones, wouold have gelatin in it.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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I like my gravy thick so for me it would be great. If you like a thin gravy then it might not work for you. If you like it thick like I like it then go for it.
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Should be just fine. Consomme is nothing more than a clarified beef broth. Gelatin is PROBABLY added to give it the same unctuousness (I have ALWAYS wanted to use that word in a sentence!) that a homemade version would have. Remember, homemade broth is usually made from homemade stock (as well as beef) and thus would have a high gelatin content.
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Thanks guys, so fast!
I do like a thicker gravy also, that will work just fine. If it's too thick I can just water it down a touch, it will have plenty of flavor from catching all the dripping yummies!
The can says use by Nov '07..... still ok right? It's only a month. I don't remember cans ever having dates on them when I started cooking. They must just be there to be PC.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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I would not worry about that date. Give it a sniff first and if it passed the sniff test then taste a little bit. If it passes that test as well then you are good to go.
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Actually after having a bad can of pears I taste and snif evrything now.
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passed the sniff and taste.
Gravy good, thank you everyone!
Roast Beef, I attempted to eat med rare. I just can't do it anymore. I ate raw hamburger as a kid!!!
BARF!!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:14 PM   #9
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When I make my beef stock, oh yeah that reminds me I have to do one soon, when it cools it is jelly. And that is how it is supposed to be.
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Wow, raw humburger - bad. Medium rear Roast Beef - good.
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