To make Ina Garten's Homemade Gravy, combine enough defatted turkey or meat drippings and chicken stock to make 2 cups of hot liquid. Next, sauté 2 chopped yellow onions in 1/4 pound of unsalted butter at medium-low heat. When the onions start to brown after 12 to 15 minutes, whisk in 1/4 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.
After three minutes, stir in the drippings and stock mixture along with 1 tablespoon of Cognac or brandy. Cook for another five minutes before adding 1 tablespoon of white wine and 1 tablespoon of heavy cream to the gravy. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
To make Rachael Ray's Easy Homemade Gravy, skip the onions and meat drippings. Combine 3 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour in a saucepan, and bring to a boil before adding 3 cups of turkey or chicken stock. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and season the gravy with ground sage or poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. After the gravy thickens, remove it from the heat, and garnish with parsley.Learn more about Cooking