HELP.. FAMILY IS COMING FOR EASTER DINNER.. I HAVE PAN DRIPPINGS BUT WHERE DO I GO FROM THERE ???
I like turkey gravy with cornstarch. Pour the drippings into quart pyrex measuring cups. The fat will rise to the top. I like to skim off most of the fat. In another cup mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with a small amount of cold water. You want a very thick slurry. Pour the dripping into pan, add cornstarch slurry, and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. I like a wire whisk. If you like it darker, you can add Kitchen Bouquet. If it gets too thick add water or chicken broth. Too thin, add some more cornstarch slurry.
You can make the day before and just reheat. It will get jelly like cold, but will thin when hot. Add giblets if wanted.
I'm sure someone will be posting the gravies made with flour. They are good also.
If you want the flour gravy, it is like any other. Save the turkey fat from the drippings ( or use butter or oil). If you have 1/2 cup fat, add 1/2 cup plain All purpose flour and cook in a skillet until the flour browns slightly. Stir with a whisk, constantly. Add reserved drippings gradually, stirring constantly. Add water or chicken broth if too thick.
Have fun, I don't think we will see family Easter. We are on stay at home and one set has members with asthma.
Do you make good turkey gravy?
looking for: how to have a lot of gravy with turkey...
Should I roast or simmer 4 turkey necks to add to my turkey gravy?
Turkey Soup Using Leftover Gravy
Post in cooking, you will get more "hits".
Thanks to all. I didn't want to w/o w/o a 'great' gravy or risk ruining pan drippings. After all..., it;s all about THE gravy, lol
tigereye I did not know about that link. I really miss the old GW Thanks so very much!
If you ever make beef or chicken gravy, it is the same. Unless you burn the roux, you cannot mess up! Too thin, more flour or cornstarch. Too thick, water or broth.
I like the giblets (cooked liver, heart, and gizzard), in turkey gravy, but a lot of my family doesn't, so I leave it out now. I have heard of adding cooked hard boiled eggs???
ETA: I should realize that not everyone grew with gravy as a side at every meal. You had a meat, 2 or 3 vegetables, a starch, rice, potatoes, or bread, and gravy. I guess the gravy and starch was to fill everyone up when meat and vegetables were short. I am 68 and Dad and Mom grew up during the Depression.
Some links for reading. There are almost 2500 posts, not counting comments, lol.
I do wish you a very happy Easter.
tigereye... We are zooming. Happy Easter to you, too. Daughter will come for dinner and show me how to zoom, and take home dinner for her clan. That is why i want gravy to be extra special. In all, there will be a total of three of us, Hopefully, my grands will look back and say, remember when we were 'under isolation' and grandma made the best gravy ever?
WOW, thanks for the links, i thought the discussions were gone forever!
I have made my gravy and it is great! Thanks so much! HAPPY EASTER!