Homemade Turkey Gravy

Every year, my favorite part of my Thanksgiving meal is the cranberries. It’s my usual.

Homemade Turkey Gravy recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Well, this year, things have changed. I went out on a limb and changed up my “usual” gravy recipe.

I know. Watch out. Lacey’s getting adventurous.

Homemade Turkey Gravy recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Homemade Turkey Gravy recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Homemade Turkey Gravy recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Success!  Oh my goodness. I absolutely LOVED this homemade turkey gravy. I drizzled some (probably way too much from any objective observer’s perspective) over my stuffing, turkey and mashed potatoes.

Okay…and on my green beans too.

It was that good, people.

Homemade Turkey Gravy recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Yay for trying new things!

Homemade Turkey Gravy

3/4 stick unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 medium onion, chopped
1 cup turkey drippings, fat skimmed
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper, plus more to taste

Directions

Melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until very tender and almost golden. Add kosher salt and pepper. Add flour and stir to combine well. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add broth and turkey drippings.  If there is not enough turkey drippings, add enough chicken broth to make 2 cups. Stir to combine. Cook until mixture has thickened, about 8-10 minutes.  Season to taste. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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2 comments… add one

  1. Miss Becky November 30, 2010, 6:19 am

    Lacey that gravy looks delicious. This year I had so much “drippings” from my turkey that I was able to make the gravy without adding any more liquid, but usually I add potato water if needed. Cooking the turkey and all the trimmings made me realize that my vegan diet leaves much to pine for! I roasted the turkey “breast side down” for the first time, and it left the breast really moist. And yes, I did taste. Naughty me, but hey, “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”. Your presentation is so lovely.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 1, 2010, 2:38 pm

      Hi Miss Becky! I won’t tell anyone you sampled the turkey…that secret is safe with me :). I’m so glad cooking the turkey breast-side down worked out well for you. I love that trick. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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