So Simple: Foolproof Blender Gravy

Gravy. It’s not Thanksgiving without gravy. But making the stuff can be daunting to even to the most seasoned home cook. We came up with an ingenious way to take the fear of greasy, lumpy gravy out of Thanksgiving: The blender.

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  • Foolproof Blender Gravy
  • Yields 4 cups Gravy
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Ingredients:
  • brown bits and drippings from turkey pan
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (optional but a good way to use extra fresh herbs)
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/2 small roasted onion (optional*)
  • 1 small roasted carrot (optional*)
  • 1 small clove roasted garlic (optional*)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

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  • Directions:
  • 1. In the blender carafe, combine brown bits and drippings from turkey pan, flour, thyme, and turkey or chicken broth. If there is any roasted onion, carrot, or garlic, add to carafe.
  • 2. Blend until completely smooth and silky.
  • 3. Pour into a saucepot and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and then simmer for 10 minutes, until you can no longer taste the flour and the gravy has thickened.
  • 4. Adjust seasoning with more salt and freshly ground pepper and serve.
  • *To Roast Vegetables: Peel onion and carrot, cut both in half, leave garlic in skin and toss all in olive oil. Place on a roasting pan in 400 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until soft and brown.
So Simple: Blender Gravy

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