Ramp Gravy Recipe

Ramp Gravy Recipe

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  • Yield:Makes about 2 cups gravy, serving 6 to 8
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ramps, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups light cream (heavy cream, half and half, or milk can be used in its place)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


  1. 1.

    Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add ramps and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly with a whisk until golden blond, about 4 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Increase heat to medium-high. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in cream. Add black pepper. Whisking frequently, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, whisking frequently, until thickened, about 1 minute after it reaches a boil. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve ramp gravy over biscuits, fried chicken or chicken fried steak, or mashed potatoes.