So what is actually gravy sauce? Basically, it is a sauce made of meat drippings, stock and some seasonings. That’s it. The essential ingredient of a perfect gravy is fat. If you roast Thanksgiving turkey, it releases a ton of fat that will be leftover in the roasting pan. Don’t through it away and use it for your gravy. Also, it takes only 15 minutes to make.
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup turkey pan drippings
- 2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or turkey stock
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp minced thyme
- 1 tsp freshly minced sage
- Firstly, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Then whisk in flour and cook it until golden, for around 1 minute, next whisk in pan drippings. By the way, if you have more than a cup of drippings, then you can reduce the amount of broth.
- Secondly, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently until it slightly thickened.
- Thirdly, stir in fresh herbs and then whisk in broth and return it to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Finally, simmer for around 10 minutes, continuously adding more broth if gravy looks too thick.