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Video:How to Make Gravy for Turkey

with Gretchen Siegchrist

The vegetables are cooked, and the turkey is done roasting. The only thing missing is smooth, rich gravy, which you can make from your leftover turkey drippings.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Gravy for Turkey

Hi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food. Today I am going to show you how to make gravy for a roasted turkey.

Gravy Ingredients

It is easy and delicious to make gravy from the drippings left in the roasting pan. The only other ingredients you will need are chicken stock and a couple of tablespoons of flour.

Remove the Turkey From the Roasting Pan

Begin by removing the turkey and the roasting rack from the pan. Place the pan on the stove so that it covers two burners. This way you can heat it up evenly as you are making the gravy.

Add Chicken Stock to the Pan

Add the chicken stock to the roasting pan. Expect to use about 1 cup of stock for every three servings. Bring the liquid to a simmer, then reduce the heat and let it cook for about five minutes.

Scrape up any brunt bits on the bottom of the pan. We will leave them in for now, as they add a lot of flavor to the gravy. We can just strain them out later to make the gravy smooth.

Thicken the Gravy With Flour

We are going add a couple tablespoons of flour to the gravy to make it thicker. Take about 1/4 cup of the liquid and mix it with the flour until it is smooth.

Add this mixture back to the roasting pan, and stir it for a minute or so until it thickens the gravy. You can add more flour if you want it even thicker.

Pour the Gravy Through a Strainer

At this point, we will pour the gravy through a strainer to get rid of any lumps and make sure it is perfectly smooth. Now the gravy is ready to enjoy over your turkey.

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