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Traditional Gravy

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This traditional gravy is a rich turkey gravy prepared with pan drippings and turkey or chicken broth. Thickened with flour, the traditional gravy is seasoned to taste and slowly cooked to a savory and homely batch that can be served alongside roasts or grills.
  Drippings 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fat 1 Tablespoon
  Turkey broth/Chicken / giblet broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

Conventional Directions: Pour drippings from roasting pan into large measuring cup.
Place 1/4 cup fat from drippings into medium saucepan or roasting pan.
Discard any remaining fat from drippings.
To drippings, add enough broth to make 4 cups.
Stir flour into fat in saucepan.
Gradually blend in drippings.
Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add cooked giblets, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2297 Calories from Fat 2057

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 229 g351.7%

Saturated Fat 101.3 g506.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 230.9 mg77%

Sodium 2746.5 mg114.4%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.8%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 9 g17.9%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.35%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 17.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Gravy Recipe