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Sunday, November 20, 2011

{Homemade Gravy}

I'm not quite sure why people buy the jars of gravy when it is so easy to make.  I think the easiest way to go is cornstarch.  With a few easy steps you have gravy in no time!

I like to add a little extra flavor to my gravy so I start with a quarter of an onion and a few sage leaves.

Add two cups of broth or stock.  I usually use chicken broth, but feel free to mix it up with turkey or anything else you like - whatever goes with your meal.
You can also add in some of your pan drippings and maybe even some of your bird innards for some extra flavor.

Let is all simmer together into a wonderfulness of flavor and in the meantime you can get your cornstarch mixture ready.

Two tablespoons cornstarch and a quarter cup of liquid.  
Decisions, decsions...use water, broth or milk, just make sure it is cold!  If its not cold the cornstarch will not incorporate and you will have lumpy gravy.

I like to shake mine together in a mason jar or tupperware container.

After simmering for about 15 minutes, remove the onion and sage.

Pour in the cornstarch mixture and stir as the mixture comes to a boil.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Continue to stir as the gravy thickens.
Keep in mind as the gravy cools it will thicken a bit more.
If the gravy is not thick enough for your liking, mix up some additional cornstarch mixture.

Pour into your gravy boat and enjoy!

Pretty simple right?  No more jars of gravy.

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