Southern White Gravy

Southern White Gravy
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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.
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southern white gravy
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 3 tablespoon drippings
  • 5 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a hot skillet, whisk together meat drippings and flour to form a roux-like paste.
  2. Pour in milk slowly while constantly mixing with a whisk to smooth out any lumps.
  3. Continue adding milk and stirring until you reach the desired consistency, which should be pourable but not runny.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. For additional flavor, use seasoned salt, seasoned pepper or garlic salt.