Making Gravy gets a bad rap. People think it’s hard or that they can’t make it without getting lumps in it. False. Gravy is easy and can be made from the juices left over after meat cooks or from crusted-on little drippings stuck to the bottom of your pan. This post is all about how to make gravy out of pan drippings.
Those little drippings stuck to the bottom of the pan are like natural little pieces of bullion. All you really need to do is add some water and scrape at the little bits while you stir it over medium heat. This Easy Baked Pork Roast makes for delicious gravy.
Once the bits are stirred up, taste the liquid to see if it is salty enough. If it isn’t add a little salt. Then you just need to bring it to a boil and add in a slurry (cold water and flour mixture.)
Just whisk the slurry in and as the gravy thickens, turn it down to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring it often as it simmers. While it is simmering if it starts getting thicker than you would prefer, you can add in a little water.
Isn’t that easy? I’ve never had gravy not turn out when I make it this way. If you’ve been scared or intimidated by making gravy, try these easy steps and I’m telling you, you’ll be a pro!
- Drippings from a beef roast, pork roast, or baked chicken
- 3-4 cups warm water
- ⅔ cup Cold Water
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper if needed
- Pour warm water into pan that has drippings (if drippings are on a cookie sheet use a cup of warm water or two to loosen and scrape off the drippings and meat bits into a saucepan Once it's in the saucepan add the rest of the warm water.)
- Put saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil while making sure to scrape all the flavor bits and drippings.
- In a cup or small bowl combine flour and cold water. Whisk it with a whisk or fork until it is smooth.
- Slowly pour the flour slurry into the pot of boiling broth as you are continually whisking.
- Turn burner down to a simmer, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper if necessary.
- Serve over mashed potatoes or white rice.
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