Turkey gravy from drippings is simply the best turkey gravy. This homemade turkey gravy uses only two ingredients flour and turkey drippings
Gravy always makes everything extra special. And homemade turkey gravy is not that hard. Our Thanksgiving Dinner just wouldn’t be the same without Turkey Gravy from drippings. What would I pour over my mashed potatoes?? Oh goodness, I just couldn’t think about it. Thank goodness, I don’t have that issue because Homemade Turkey Gravy is easy and so worth the time. All you need to start is turkey drippings.
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This homemade turkey gravy from drippings has the best flavor. When I first started preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I used either a package mix or turkey gravy in a can. The flavor was ok but it doesn’t come close to Homemade turkey gravy from turkey drippings.
How to make turkey gravy from drippings:
If I had to give you one just one piece of advice about making turkey gravy from drippings it would be to have a great whisk. My mom always used a fork to make homemade gravy but it’s so much easier to use a whisk made for making gravy. This is a flat whisk designed for making roux or gravy and it’s well within the budget. Then just have a little patience and stir until the gravy is the correct consistency.
As soon as you remove your turkey from the oven, dip out or use a baster to remove all the drippings in the bottom of your turkey roasting pan. Separate the turkey drippings from the grease using a fat separator cup. Pour all the drippings except 1/4 cup in a small saucepan and heat.
Mix the flour with about 1/4 cup of the turkey drippings in a jar with a lid. Shake well until flour is well combined.
Pour the flour mixture into your saucepan and heat to boiling, stirring constantly using a gravy whip. And continue to cook on high heat until gravy is thick and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
It’s always nice to have a box of cornstarch on hand for a just in case moment. If the gravy from drippings and flour doesn’t thicken to your liking here is a trick to help it out. Add a teaspoon of cornstarch to a small mason jar, add a little water, one-fourth of a cup will do and shake. As the gravy is almost boiling, add the contents of the jar to the skillet and stir. And it will thicken quickly, add more chicken broth or turkey drippings if needed.
I've made gravy several times and always had a, mm... not so good outcome. Always lumpy. One time I was told it was too salty. It just isn't something I'm very good at. And, I have to make some this year again. Well, I was a bit afraid. But, with your recipe I feel much better. I already took some flour and water and shook it in a jar to see if it would work, and it did! So, I'm feeling much better about this! Wish me luck for Thanksgiving, but now I'm feeling good about it! Thanks! Debi @ Life Currents
Thursday 6th of November 2014
I am not a gravy person... gasp! but always looking for a good recipe to make for my guests..
Tuesday 3rd of December 2013
Your gravy recipe looks delicious.
Tuesday 3rd of December 2013
I agree gravy is the best part and sometime I suck at making it but this recipe is super easy and delicious! Rich in flavor
Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration
Wednesday 27th of November 2013
Gravy the best thing!!! :) Your turkey and gravy look so good!!! Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving, Evelyn!