Fool Proof Gravy

How to make fool proof gravy for the holidays

Make this best gravy recipe and you will never have lumpy gravy again!
Make this best gravy recipe and you will never have lumpy gravy again! | Source

Gravy just like mom's

Gravy memories-

When I was growing up, I loved my mom's gravy. It was so tasty and yummy. It was almost a meal in itself. It had a meaty, saucy component, and little dumpling like things in it. It was only when I grew up that I realized those dumpling like things were lumps in the gravy.

Today, I could eat gravy on just about anything, even if there are lumps. I especially like gravy all over white bread. That was one of my favorite after school snacks as a kid. When mom would make a roast, I knew the next day I would get gravy on bread.

How to make fool proof gravy

There may be some of you who have watched cooking shows that know lumpy gravy means failed gravy. Good gravy is supposed to have a silky texture, void of lumps.

I am not going to give you a recipe for gravy, I am going to give you a technique for making your best gravy recipe into a smooth, lump free sauce you will proudly serve at any meal

Make the best gravy ever

OK here is my secret:

make your gravy with the best drippings you have. If you are making a beef gravy, add flour to thicken, if turkey gravy or chicken gravy, add corn starch.

Make your gravy just as you always do and don't worry if you have lumps. Once it is thick, remove from the stove top.

Secret to smooth gravy-

Now pour about a cup in your blender, place the cap on and hold the lid on with a hot pad over it. Whiz it up for just a few minutes. Pour the mixture in a gravy boat and serve. Continue this process until all your gravy has gone through the blender.

This method also works amazingly well for cheese sauce too. Try this fool proof gravy method. You will never have lumpy gravy again!

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

I never thought about putting my gravy in a blender. What an inspired idea.

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aMothersLoveAt60 4 years ago from California

I never had a blender back in the day! So, I'd pour the gravy thru a net strainer. Then, mash up all the little lumps and add that back into the pot! LOL

As they say..."where there's a WILL, there's a WAY!"

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bayareagreatthing 4 years ago from Bay Area California Author

AMLat60- I think I remember my grandma doing that. She was the one who made really great gravy. Mmmmm...all this gravy talk makes me want a big pile of mashed potatoes.

I still don't mind a few lumps. Makes me think of home :D

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