As we all know, gravy can make or break your Thanksgiving experience. Growing up with a mother who was a wonderful cook, I’ve developed a fierce aversion to food not made from scratch. We here at The Little Red kitchen want to give you advice on how to make a simple homemade gravy.
Cook the turkey. Check out our blog post about turkey sizes and cook times here. Below we've added the quick and easy guide to turkey cooking.
1. THE TURKEY IS NOT FULLY COOKED UNTIL THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF THE THIGH REACHES 165 DEGREE F.
2. BUDGET AN EXTRA 30-45MIN BEFORE YOUR MEAL IN CASE OF FOOD EMERGENCIES AND TARDY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
3. DEMAND FRESHNESS WITH YOUR VEGETABLES AND DO NOT LEAVE THE STORE WITHOUT THE VERY BEST IN YOUR BASKET.
4.ALWAYS THOROUGHLY RINSE ALL YOUR VEGETABLES, ESPECIALLY IF PURCHASED FROM A FARM STAND OR LOCAL MARKET.
Pour turkey drippings into a container. Skim the fat. We recommend using a gravy separator like the one found here. If you have a large family and are cooking multiple turkeys, you can let the drippings cool in the refrigerator. After they have set you can easily skim the fat off the top.
Simmer drippings in pot on stove. Mix the flour, then pour water in. Whisk as you pour the water in to keep lumps from forming.
Add turkey broth and gravy master. The gravy master seasons and darkens the color of your gravy. Only a little bit is necessary, but add it to your discretion.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir until thick. Be sure to keep an eye on it and stir regularly, gravy can burn very quickly.
Simmer the giblets in a sauce pan for a few hours. Finely chop. Add giblets after gravy is finished.
And there you go! A simple gravy recipe that will leave everybody wanting more.
Don’t have a gravy boat?
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Thank you for reading and learning from us. Stay tuned throughout the week to learn more of our tips to ace Thanksgiving. From Us to You at The Little Red Kitchen.