How to Make Gravy From Scratch

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How to Make Gravy From Scratch

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  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

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    Turkey may be the star of dinner, but a savory homemade gravy can easily steal the show. It's simple to make and uses just three ingredients! Butter and flour form a rich base, while stock adds volume and flavor, creating a thick, smooth, glossy sauce as it reduces. 

    Tip: Customize the flavor of your gravy with salt, pepper, Italian or poultry seasoning, or with fresh herbs like thyme or sage before serving. 

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    1. Melt 1/4 cup salted butter in a saucepan; add 1/4 cup Hy-Vee all-purpose flour. Whisk until smooth. Cook and whisk over medium heat until flour is a deep tan, about 2 to 3 minutes.

    2. Gradually whisk in 4 cups cooking stock or broth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.

    3. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently boil for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency, whisking occasionally. Season to taste.