What is Gravy?

Gravy is a sauce made from the rendered fat and juices of an animal thickened with flour or cornstarch. Commonly, some of the fat is skimmed off before thickening. The thickener may be included in a proprietary gravy powder, which includes caramel (burnt sugar) to colour it brown, and salt.

Gravy Shopping Tips

Instead of buying stock in a box for your gravy, try buying bones from the butcher to use as the base in your own.

Gravy Cooking How-Tos

If gravy has a chalky taste, the flour may not be cooked long enough – make sure to whisk flour until it is a deep golden color and smells nutty before adding liquid.

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