How Do You Make Turkey Gravy Using Natural Ingredients?

How Do You Make Turkey Gravy Using Natural Ingredients?

How Do You Make Turkey Gravy Using Natural Ingredients?

Make classic turkey gravy by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and browning the turkey neck and giblets. Add 1 chopped onion, 1 sprig each of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Add 1 bay leaf. Pour in 8 cups of chicken broth, and simmer for two hours. Discard the bay leaf, strain the broth and set aside. After the turkey roasts, make a roux with flour and butter. Add the broth and drippings from the turkey.

Make a giblet broth by browning the neck and giblets in 2 tablespoons of melted butter and then simmering them with 1 chopped onion, 1 bay leaf, 1 sprig each of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Add in 8 cups of chicken broth, and allow them to simmer while the turkey roasts. Strain the broth and discard the herbs.

Make a turkey roux by combining 1/2 cup of turkey fat from the roasting pan with 1/2 cup of flour. If there isn't enough fat, use an equal amount of butter. Place the fat into a saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the fat, and cook until the flour browns. Pour in the broth mixture, whisking to prevent lumps. Pour in 1/2 cup of pan juices. Stir until the gravy reaches the desired thickness.