Homemade Turkey Gravy - Southern Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes - Easy Recipes

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Homemade Turkey Gravy - Southern Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes


Homemade Turkey Gravy

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons fat from turkey drippings see step 1 below or cook’s note for substitution
  • 1 small yellow onion about 1 cup, small dice
  • 1 carrot small chop
  • 1 celery rib small chop
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup defatted turkey drippings see step 1 below or cook’s note for substitution
  • 3 ¼ cups Turkey Stock
  • ¼ cup Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. After turkey comes out of oven, strain drippings from bottom of the pan through fine-mesh strainer, discarding solids. Let liquid sit 15 minutes, then scrape fat from the surface of the liquid. Keep 3 tablespoons of turkey fat, and reserve turkey drippings.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat add turkey fat until just shimmering. Add onion, carrots, celery and thyme sprigs; stir frequently and cook until vegetables are softened and edges of onions begin to brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, until flour is absorbed into liquid and turns light golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in reserved defatted turkey drippings and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 30-60 seconds.
  5. Whisk in stock, and then whisk in wine until combined.
  6. Add bay leaves, and bring to simmer, and simmer until thickened and glossy, about 10 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer over a medium-sized bowl, and discard solids.
  8. Stir in chopped thyme.
  9. Pour gravy into a serving dish. Serve.
Notes
This recipe makes 4 cups of gravy.

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