HOW TO MAKE PERFECT GRAVY

How to Make Perfect Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

Make perfect gravy by using the formula below.   You can make half of this recipe or you can double or triple to make more.  You can add whatever kinds of spices you like and serve over meats, biscuits or whenever you need a gravy.

How to Make Perfect Gravy

2 cups liquid such as chicken or beef broth, milk, water or tomato juice

4 tablespoons flour (you can use all purpose or self rising)

4 tablespoons oil, bacon drippings, sausage drippings or butter, etc.

Heat the oil or drippings in a skillet on top of the stove.  Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking and stirring until browned and all the flour is incorporated. Add the 2 cups of liquid, salt and pepper or any spices you are using and bring to a boil while continually stirring.  It only takes a minute or two until it thickens.  Cook to desired consistency.  Makes 2 cups of gravy.

As you can see it’s clearly three things, a stock liquid of some kind, flour and a fat. Such simple ingredients and perfect for gravy. We love this gravy on our fried pork chops and we made it with milk and it was wonderful. Gravy is really simple ingredients and super versatile. So many options to make the gravy, which chicken broth, beef broth, milk, tomato juice, etc. Then of course the flour and a fat.

You can use water or milk and the drippings where you browned meat to make a perfect brown gravy as well. You can use tomato juice to make tomato gravy. You can see in the hamburger steak recipe we used the drippings from the hamburger and added in onion soup mix, mushrooms and flour. Again.. very versatile and the spices and mushrooms make it delicious.

If you love tomato gravy.. which we do, you can check out our recipe here.

How to Make Perfect Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks

Another way to make a very good gravy is by making a sweet gravy, like Chocolate Gravy which is delicious over biscuits. Again.. the main parts of the recipe are a liquid, flour and a fat. In this recipe we use evaporated milk, flour and butter to make the gravy. Then add in the wonderful flavoring such as cocoa, cinnamon and a little vanilla. If you love to start your morning off with a real treat, definitely try this Chocolate Gravy. It’s perfect for Christmas morning and has wonderful reviews.

How to Make Perfect Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks

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How to Make the Perfect Gravy

Judy Yeager
Great recipe for how to make the perfect gravy
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups liquid such as chicken or beef broth milk, water or tomato juice
  • 4 tablespoons flour you can use all purpose or self rising
  • 4 tablespoons oil bacon drippings, sausage drippings or butter, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil or drippings in a skillet on top of the stove.
  • Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking and stirring until browned and all the flour is incorporated.
  • Add the 2 cups of liquid, salt and pepper or any spices you are using and bring to a boil while continually stirring. It only takes a minute or two until it thickens.
  • Cook to desired consistency.
  • Makes 2 cups of gravy.
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