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Old 11-15-2018, 08:55 PM   #11
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I separate the juices from the fat, cook the flour in the fat and then add the juices and stock I've already made. I've added a flour slurry before and the gravy ended up tasting floury.
I usually make gravy this way also. But sometimes I make a softened butter and flour "paste" and add that to thicken my gravy. Then allow it to sit on a low simmer after it boils to remove any uncooked flavor.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #12
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I separate the juices from the fat, cook the flour in the fat and then add the juices and stock I've already made. I've added a flour slurry before and the gravy ended up tasting floury.
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I usually make gravy this way also. But sometimes I make a softened butter and flour "paste" and add that to thicken my gravy. Then allow it to sit on a low simmer after it boils to remove any uncooked flavor.
We have gravy made with a roux and gravy made with beurre manié. Two more ways to make a great make great gravy.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:55 AM   #13
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My mum taught me many years ago, if say you are roasting a chicken or turkey, I use an oven bag, cook,pour juices into a jug. If roasting veges in dripping or oil, when they are done , take veges out,drain fat or oil, leave a few tablespoons in the pan, put on the element,sprinkle salt and flour over and scrape it to stop burning then add the juices from the bird. I also add a teaspoon of Vegemite.
My gravy is good.

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So how do the rest of you thicken your holiday or any day meat based gravy?

My mother taught me to put some flour in a jar with enough water and some Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet (about a teaspoon), put a lid on the jar and shake like mad. Slowly add to the juices in the pan stirring constantly. I have never had a failure.

If there aren't enough juices, use chicken stock or BTB turkey or other meat based seasoning with water. There is no need to run out of gravy.
This is how my mother did it and it's how I usually do it if I can't make roux. I usually try to boil off any water in the drippings, then make a roux from the remaining fat. I then mix in the water or milk (depending on the type of gravy I'm making), and finally season to taste.
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