Basic Turkey Gravy
Sara Moulton's Gravy
Sara Moulton shares the easiest recipe for gravy that you'll find. And it's among the tastiest.
Remove the cooked turkey from the roasting pan and cover it loosely with foil.
Pour all of the drippings (turkey juices plus fat) from the bottom of the pan into a gravy separator or measuring cup. Spoon or pour off the fat and measure it. If you don't have 6 to 8 tablespoons supplement with butter.
Add the fat to the roasting pan and sprinkle the flour over it. Cook the mixture over low heat, whisking, for 5 minutes. Whisk in the hot broth in a steady stream and simmer the gravy for 10 minutes. Add any juices that have accumulated on the turkey platter as well as any juices left in the measuring cup (after you poured off the fat).
If you want a thicker gravy simmer the sauce until it is reduced to the desired thickness. If you want a thinner gravy add additional broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Optional: replace 1/2 cup of the broth with white wine.
Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton c. 2000