Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Not having gravy for the mashed potatoes and stuffing at your Thanksgiving and Christmas feast is like having your uncle show up with his nudist girlfriend - incredibly awkward to explain to the kids. Gravy is one of those holiday treats meant to be enjoyed. I've had many variations I enjoy tremendously, this one is best prepared while drinking as much wine as you add to the pan (or maybe a little more).

Turkey Gravy Recipe

Roasting pan of turkey drippings
4 Tbl butter
3 Tbl flour
1 c white wine
1 qt chicken stock, homemade or low sodium store bought
2 Tbl chopped parsley, thyme, and sage
Salt and pepper

1) Place roasting pan on stove top over burner on medium heat; add butter and flour and stir to cook flour approx 3 min

2) Deglaze with wine, stirring constantly; whisk in stock till lumps are completely dissolved

3) Simmer for 5-7 minutes till desired thickness, add more stock to thin or simmer longer to thicken; stir frequently

4) Season with salt and pepper to taste; strain through mesh strainer into a serving bowl and mix in herbs at the end

Serves 4-5

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