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Foolproof Gravy


If you can master this simple technique, the options are endless when it comes to tailor-making gravy with a personalized touch for Thanksgiving supper {or anything that requires gravy–can that be everything, please?}  I love playing around with this depending on what mood strikes.  This can range from anything from thyme to cognac {my personal favorite additions}.




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Foolproof Gravy
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Serves: 1 c gravy

  • ½ c unsalted butter {or your fat of choice}
  • ¼ c unbleached flour
  • 1½ c low sodium stock warm or at room temperature
  • S + P

  1. Melt and brown the butter. Do this by setting your pan low and slow and keeping your eye on it. It can go from browned and aromatic to burned and bitter very quickly.
  2. Vigorously whisk in the flour a bit at a time all while simultaneously whisking.
  3. After a few minutes, slowly pour in the stock.
  4. Heat and stir until nicely thickened.
  5. Adjust seasonings as you go.

What’s your favorite addition to gravy?


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12 thoughts on “Foolproof Gravy

  • Lester. says:

    I made this to go with MY CHICKEN I am having tonight ON MY ADVENTURE. Yummy!! Thanks Angie! Hope it is warm where you are. Not here.LOL W warm in my heart!!



  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    mmmmm browned butter in gravy! so amazing!

  • Norma Chang says:

    I am with you, cognac is my favorite addition to gravy I like gin too.

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans says:

    It’s so strange thinking that it is freezing cold in your neck of the woods now, the drastic change in foods I am seeing in the blogasphere is crazy. Although, gravy is a bit of year round constant in my household. I will wow the family at our next dinner with real gravy. Thanks lovely.

  • Louise says:

    Nothing beats a good gravy, Angela…You were such a tease pouring that gravy over those enticing potatoes. I wanted to dive in!!!

    Have a GREAT time. Looking forward to those new pics and videos:)

  • brian says:

    ohh yeah garlic smashed taters! “..and next time don’t forget the gravy!”..from a tom&jerry epsiode. haha

  • francesca says:

    Cognac!? Never thought to add a little liquor but pretty sure that’s some genius right there. Happy to start diving into Thanksgiving recipes like this one (but come one, gravy all year is great)

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Great video Angela and gravy is one of those things that is so important that you just don’t want to mess up at all!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    Oh my goodness, I love that you made gravy with brown butter. That sounds amazing! I am a sucker for gravy and would be tempted to pour this on everything!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I’m a gravy fiend. I love it on everything and yours would be no different.

  • K / Pure & Complex says:

    Aww I love this gravy recipe Angela. You have outdone yourself

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime says:

    What a perfect recipe I love black peppercorn gravy with French fries

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