Turkey Gravy

Turkey Gravy is the best!!!

A good turkey gravy recipe is essential to your holiday repertoire. Although my mother-in-law usually takes the honors for making the holiday gravy, she’s never written down the recipe — which we need her to do!

In the meantime, as we work on getting the secret, this is our second-best recipe, haha!

The key to making a good turkey gravy is by deglazing the pan after you cook the turkey. This is not a recipe you can just make on its own without cooking the turkey (or chicken) first.

If you have some sherry wine, it makes a nice little addition at the end!

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Turkey Gravy

A good turkey gravy recipe is essential to your holiday repertoire. Although my mother-in-law usually takes the honors for making the holiday gravy, she's never written down the recipe — which we need her to do!
In the meantime, as we work on getting the secret, this is our second-best recipe, haha!
The key to making a good turkey gravy is by deglazing the pan after you cook the turkey. This is not a recipe you can just make on its own without cooking the turkey (or chicken) first.
If you have some sherry wine, it makes a nice little addition at the end!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 5 tablespoons turkey fat and juices from the roasting pan
  • 1/4 cup chardonnay
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth up to 1-2 cups, as needed
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • After you roast the turkey, remove it from the roasting pan and focus on those beautiful crispy juices!
  • Pour off everything but maybe 5 tablespoons of the fat from the roasting pan.
  • Put the pan over your burner on medium heat. Add the wine, scraping up those beautiful bits of crispy fat and juices and boil for a few minutes.
  • Add the flour to the pan in sprinkles so it doesn't clump and stir rapidly until it thickens the sauce.
  • Add more chicken broth as needed, until you get your desired consistency.
  • Season to your taste with salt and pepper.
Keyword christmas, gravy, holidays, thanksgiving, turkey