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Sep 04, 2013, 10:39 PM
a couple of friends asked me about how to make gravey
1st you need a good heavey cast iron skillet
a non stick,teflon coated will not do at all
because you haVE TO STIR CONSTANTLY and the coating will come off in your gravey
and ......because grand ma said so!!!!!
get the skillet hot
add to it. 1/4 cup butter, or bacon grease
turn heat down to low. add 1/4 cup flour and stir stir stir constantly for 5 minutes, if it gets dry. add a little milk. keep stiring
now you have your basic flour gravey. this is the time you can add stuff. add 1/2 lb of cooked sausage AND ABOUT 2 cups milk for some sausage gravey cook for 15 minutes stiring occasionally
or add diced tomatoes instead of sausage

a different gravey. after you roast your chicken
use the drippings instead of bacon grease or butter
and use chicken broth instead of milk

or drippings from your roast and beef broth

remember, 1/4 cup drippings, 1/4 cup flour, 2 cups liquid, add liquid little at a time, simmer, add, simmer. till you get it the thickness you like. i prefer thick gravey, not a thin du jour