Gravylicious

By: Colin Martindale

I’m not sure there is anything better than thanksgiving. As a good foodie thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday and each year I count down the days until it arrives. This year’s thanksgiving was no different, and when it finally came I gorged myself as usual. This year a question arose at our table of what was our favorite thanksgiving dish. There are so many great thanksgiving foods it’s hard to go wrong, great arguments can be made for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, really anything. I went with the glue that holds the entire feast together: gravy. In my mind it’s not even a question. I’m a guy who puts gravy on everything, just load up the plate with food and pour it over the whole thing.
Do you have one guest or relative brings a dish that isn’t up to par with the rest of the meal? Mediocre dish I’d like to introduce you to gravy, and you’re most welcome. Gravy fixes everything: Dry turkey, tasteless stuffing, poor mashed potatoes, bland rolls, heck even green beans go well with gravy. One deterrent many people have to making gravy is they assume you need chicken or turkey drippings for successful gravy. Here’s a foolproof simple recipe that still works wonders.

Gravy recipe:
4 Tbsp butter
¾ cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups vegetable broth
5 black peppercorns
1 Tsp minced thyme
1 bay leaf

Melt the butter, and then add the flour stirring until browned but not burnt (about 5 minutes). Whisk in the chicken and vegetable broth and boil. Then add thyme, peppercorn and bay leaf. Reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally for 25 minutes. Strain the gravy to remove the solids. Add some salt and/or pepper to your liking.

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Posted on November 26, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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