This easy turkey gravy is rich and creamy and so simple to make. Just turkey drippings and just the right amount of flour will make this the perfect topping for your holiday sides.
Now I wouldn’t call it a complete Thanksgiving or holiday meal without a spectacular turkey gravy. I mean what would mashed potatoes be without a little gravy?
I have my Mom to thank for this simple to make turkey gravy. She was famous throughout our family and neighborhood for this gravy and everyone always wanted to come to our house just to get it. She always made it seem like the easiest thing in the world to make and, with a few tricks, it can be just as easy for you.
After all, what is a gravy but a sauce made from the juices of meat and then thickened with flour or cornstarch to get the right texture. This recipe starts out with the juice from our Thanksgiving turkey, easily captured when your turkey is cooked in a cooking bag, which is then transferred to a saucepan after the turkey is finished cooking.
Take a large measuring cup or bowl and add 1/4 cup flour to it. To that, add just enough water to make a thin paste (see above to get an idea of the right consistency). The next step is the important one. Take about 1/4 cup of the hot turkey drippings and add it to the paste to temper it. This brings the temperature of the paste up so, when added to the hot turkey drippings, it will not form lumps. Now, take the paste and whisk it into the remainder of the drippings in the saucepan and continue to whisk until it starts to thicken. That’s it! See how easy that was?!
Now you’ve got a nice thick gravy that’s delicious on top of our perfect mashed potatoes and our classic turkey dressing. No more worries – just sit back and wait for the oohs and aahs as they gobble everything up.
Happy Turkey Day!
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