A well-made, tasty gravy can save a multitude of meal sins. Have the kids preoccupied you, so your turkey is a tad overcooked? Got caught on the phone with your bestie for an hour as she regales her most recent crisis? Now your roast lamb is well and truly roasted!
This simple gravy recipe will bring that otherwise tragic meal back to life.
Food Cupboard Staples Is All It Takes
A few simple ingredients are all you need:
5 tablespoons butter
Cracked black pepper
4 tablespoons flour
1 quart stock-in-a-box, turkey or chicken
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 cups pan drippings
Good Gravy – That’s Easy!
Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat, whisk in your pepper before adding the flour. Allow that to simmer for a couple of minutes before adding the stock and Worcestershire sauce. Increase the heat slightly to thicken the gravy, stirring gently as you go. When you’ve reached the ideal thick consistency, remove from the heat, cover and save for later.
When ready to serve, heat your gravy in a pan with the turkey, beef, lamb, pork or duck drippings to create a mouth-watering accompaniment to your meal.
Be it a meal champion or meal savior– savour every bite.