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Southern White Gravy

The perfect accompaniment to chicken-fried steak
southern white gravy
Courtesy of Laine Miller

White gravy, or cream gravy, is traditionally served in the South with chicken-fried steak, steak fingers and other Southern favorites. Start with leftover pan drippings from whatever meat you’ve prepared. Alternatively, you can also use leftover bacon grease. Your proportions will need be adjusted based on how much meat drippings you start with in your pan, but this simple recipe is a tried-and-true guideline to making this Southern staple.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons drippings
  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a hot skillet, whisk together meat drippings and flour to form a roux-like paste.

Pour in milk slowly while constantly mixing with a whisk to smooth out any lumps. Continue adding milk and stirring until you reach the desired consistency, which should be pourable but not runny.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. For additional flavor, use seasoned salt, seasoned pepper or garlic salt.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving338
Total Fat28g43%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated17g87%
Cholesterol76mg25%
Protein6g13%
Carbs17g6%
Vitamin A264µg29%
Vitamin B120.7µg30.6%
Vitamin D95IU100%
Vitamin E0.8mg5.4%
Vitamin K7µg6%
Calcium194mg19%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)12µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)37µg9%
Folic acid15µgN/A
Iron0.8mg4.4%
Magnesium23mg5%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg4.7%
Phosphorus150mg21%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium257mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg24.7%
Sodium450mg19%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.6%
Trans0.9gN/A
Water141gN/A
Zinc0.7mg6.3%