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Pepper Gravy

Pepper Gravy

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

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Pepper Gravy

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 2 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Pepper Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat bacon grease in medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add in flour and whisk constantly until mixture turns light brown, about 1 minute.

  2. 2

    Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; season with salt and additional pepper to taste. Use immediately on chicken fried steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.

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