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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 3 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:25 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Five Turkey Gravy Variations for Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings or turkey stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    Melt butter over medium high heat in medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring frequently, until golden blonde, about 2 minutes.

  2. 2

    Gradually whisk in turkey drippings or stock in a steady stream. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced to 3 cups, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week, reheating over medium-low heat before serving.

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