All questions

@Foodpickle No cornstarch for gravy. thicken with flour? Mix with water first?

asked by @MplsFarmMarket almost 8 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
3 answers 17403 views
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 8 years ago

If you thicken with flour, yes mix with water or broth first before whisking this mixture into the pan drippings. Personally I say no thickener -- add wine, sherry or brandy to the pan drippings, to scrape them up. Then add some herbs and broth and reduce until concentrated. Swirl in a tablespoon or two of butter if feeling decadent.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
nutcakes
added almost 8 years ago

Mix a couple Tbsp of fat drippings with a couple Tbsp flour in a pan and cook to loose the raw flour taste. Then add any turkey juices mixed with chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer till thickened. You can further thicken using flour mashed with butter and add a bit at a time. Some people do just add the flour mixed in with water, but it tastes a little raw.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 8 years ago

Agree -- nutcakes your method is better than what I suggested.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Recommended by Food52