Turkey Gravy in a Hurry
Need a fast but delicious turkey gravy recipe….
Who says you have to roast a turkey to have turkey gravy? Maybe you just want some turkey gravy for leftovers or for turkey open faced sandwiches. Here’s a recipe that that’s quick and easy and should do the job.
Now if you are looking for something more elaborate, check out Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy recipe.
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1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
4 cups chicken or turkey stock*
2 sprigs fresh thyme sprig
Pan drippings from roast turkey
Salt & ground black pepper - to taste
How To Prepare At Home
Assemble all the ingredients that you will need to prepare this gravy.
Start by making a roux with the melted butter and flour and hold to the side. In a saucepan bring chicken stock or turkey stock, thyme sprig and pan drippings to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
Whisk the reserved roux to simmering stock being careful to get rid of any lumps. Over low heat, cook the gravy for about 10 minutes until it has reached the desired thickness.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, strain to remove the thyme sprig and any unsightly "stuff" from the pan drippings and serve.
Most sauce recipes say to strain at this point and it is better for presentation, but I honestly can't tell you I do it all the time. Just be sure to get the sprig of time out of the gravy boat.
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