- Drippings from a roasted turkey
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken or turkey broth (preferably homemade)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Collect Drippings:
- After you’ve roasted your turkey, transfer it to a serving platter. Collect the drippings from the roasting pan, including any browned bits at the bottom.
2. Make a Roux:
- In a saucepan, heat the collected drippings over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and whisk continuously to create a roux. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the roux is a light golden brown.
3. Gradually Add Broth:
- Gradually pour in the chicken or turkey broth, continuing to whisk as you do so. This helps prevent lumps from forming.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
- Taste the gravy and add salt and black pepper to your liking. Keep in mind that the drippings may already contain salt, so adjust accordingly.
6. Strain (Optional):
- If desired, strain the gravy to remove any remaining lumps or solid bits. This step is optional, but it results in a smoother texture.
- Pour your homemade Turkey Gravy into a gravy boat and serve it alongside your roasted turkey.
Cooking Time: The total cooking time is approximately 10-15 minutes.
Serving Size: This recipe makes approximately 2-2.5 cups of Turkey Gravy, perfect for serving with your Thanksgiving or holiday meal.