Old-Fashioned Turkey Gravy
Secrets to Great Gravy
Scrape the Pan
When collecting the turkey drippings, scrape the bottom of the roasting pan to get any flavorful browned bits.
Taste the Drippings
Prevent over- or under-salted gravy by tasting the pan drippings before you use them.
Stir It Up
For the smoothest texture, add the stock to the roux gradually, and whisk out any lumps before each new addition.
Make basic gravy even more flavorful by whisking in a splash of white wine or sherry, a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh herbs (like parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, and tarragon), a teaspoon of roasted garlic, or a teaspoon of soy sauce.