Homemade Gravy Recipe – Great for Thanksgiving! – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen

Homemade Gravy Recipe – Great for Thanksgiving! – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen

Ingredients

For the Stock:

  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil

  • 1 lb chicken wings

  • 3 Stalks of Celery, cut in quarters

  • 2 Carrots, cut in quarters

  • 1 Onion, cut in quarters

  • 1 Large Head of Garlic, cut in half

  • ½ cup of White Wine

  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary

  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme

  • 5 cups of Chicken Stock

  • 4 Tbsp of either Butter or the fat drippings from the turkey

  • 4 Tbsp of Flour

  • Prepared Stock

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

  • Strained Turkey juices

Preparation

    • 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, add the veggies, rosemary, thyme, olive oil and wings, season with salt and pepper and roast for about 45 minutes. (give it a toss now and then)
    • 2) Add the white wine and chicken stock and put it back in the oven for about 45 minutes or until reduced by half.
    • 3) Strain the stock discarding all the solids. Chill and using a spoon, skim off all the fat. (this part can be made up to 3 days in advance)
    • 4) When its time for you to make the gravy, strain the pan juices from the turkey and place the juices in a fat separator, divide the fat and the juices and place about 4 tbsp of the fat in a saucepan along with the flour, cook for about 2 minutes.
    5) Slowly whisk in the turkey stock and bring to a boil, cook for a couple minutes, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!