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Thread: Help...Need Gravy!

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    Help...Need Gravy!

    We're buying a deep fried turkey for Thanksgiving. I've been assigned to bring the gravy. I've seen canned & jar gravy, even gravy packets. Are any of these good? If so, which brand is the best? I would hate to screw up on my simple task.

    I don't/can't cook, so if you have any cooking suggestions please be specific.

    Thanks.
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    Go for the jarred-Heinz is especially popular here

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    I've used the Heinz Homestyle in the jar plenty of times.

    I like a lot of gravy on my food The meats we buy today are leaner and therefore more difficult to make a proper gravy from drippings. So I often will make my gravy then add a jar of gravy to it for *more* gravy.
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    I love the dry gravy packages. My kids didn't realize that my gravy was from the packages. All they knew was that my gravy was the best in the family! One hint is don't use water use milk. I make a lot of gravy like 10 pks and I only use 9 1/2 cups of milk so it is thick. If it is too thick you can use milk to thin out to your liking!

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    check out allrecipe.com they have great recipes and they are free if all else fails we use Heinz Homestyle

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    Gravy is easy. Buy several packages of turkey wings. Rinse them, pat dry with paper towels and salt and pepper them. Place on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. When the wings are well browned take them out of the oven and put into 2-3 quarts of water in a large pot. Add a little water to the baking sheet and loosen any brown bits, then add this to the pot too. Add a quartered onion with the skin still on (the skin adds great color to the stock), some celery tops, a few bay leaves and a few cloves of garlic and simmer for 3 hours. Strain well over a fine seive or colonder. Make a roux (equal parts butter and flour - about 1/4 cup each) in a pan over medium heat, stirring until butter/flour mixture turns about the color of honey or a little darker. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for at least 15 minutes, stirring frequently. If the flavor is not deep enough you can always add a bit of chicken or turkey bullion.
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    Here's a quick and easy creamy gravy for when there is no broth. Like for meatloaf. Get any dry gravy mix.Usually mix with 1 cup of water (broth if you have some) depending on what the package says. In a pan mix them and slowly cook till thick.Usually a couple of minutes.Stir with a wisk the whole time.After it has thickened add a can of Cambell's cream of mushroom soup.(just soup no more water)mix well and heat.That's it.You can double or triple the recipe for how ever much you need.Good luck and tell everyone it is your secrect recipe.LOL Mary
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    Wow, so many options! I know I'm going to try one, but I'm also going to buy a jar of Heinz just in case I screw up. I can't wait, a couple sound really, really, tasty.

    Thanks everyone.
    Last edited by Twisted Quilter; 11-21-2011 at 06:56 AM.
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    Heinz gets my vote every time - and has for a bunch of years!

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    For quick good gravy...I use Knorr Swiss...get a turkey wing, dice up some onions, celery, salt and pepper, stick of butter, cover your wings etc in water. Bring to boil, let simmer until all is cooked, drain drippins in pan and add gravy mix...follow directions on package to cook....to keep your gravy smooth, no lumps, stir frequently.....but if you don't want to go through all of that the gravy by itself is really quite good...Happy Turkey Day...!!
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