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“Yes, this is for a huge amount of gravy but go ahead and adjust for the amount that you need. What an easy way to make delicious gravy and impress your guests! After making Uncle Bill's Method for Cooking a Turkey (#46262), I ended up with a lot of delicious drippings and made my gravy out of that. For this gravy recipe, I had 5 cups of drippings from a 14 pound turkey! The best feature of Bill's method is to put 2 cups of good chicken stock in the bottom of the pan when roasting the turkey. We used this gravy for 10 people on Christmas day and 2 meals of hot turkey sandwiches. That's a lot of gravy!”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
15-20
YIELD:
5 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups turkey drippings (use a good quality stock if you do not have drippings or if you don't have enough) or 5 cups chicken drippings (use a good quality stock if you do not have drippings or if you don't have enough)
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup white flour
  • 2 -3 teaspoons seasoning salt (I use Hy's brand which isn't crazy salty)
  • 2 -4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 cup white wine (optional)

Directions

  1. While the bird is roasting, put butter and flour in small saucepan and set on stove. It will likely melt on its own from the heat of the oven but if not, put on low for last few minutes of cooking bird until butter melts. Stir ocassionally to create a paste, called a "roux".
  2. Pour drippings/stock in large saucepan on stove. Be sure to tip the bird for more liquid and scrape little bits of solids off bottom of roasting pan. Give liquid a good whisk to break up solids.
  3. Bring liquids to a simmer (don't boil!) and slowly add the roux, whisking constantly. Only add a bit at a time and stop when the mixture thickens to desired consistency. It should at least coat the back of a spoon. I tend to add full amount.
  4. Stir in seasoning salt and pepper. If you choose to add wine, slowly add it in until it tastes good to you!
  5. Let gravy simmer and reduce while you carve up your bird. I wouldn't simmer more than 15-20 minutes.
  6. NOTE - Please be sure to taste your gravy. Add salt, pepper, wine or whatever you think it needs. Add slowly and taste often!

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