Creamy Country Mushroom Gravy

November 4, 2010

Author Notes: Southern classic.jesseclark

Serves: 6
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min


  • 3 tablespoons Fat ( chicken, pork, butter, pan drippings )
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms ( I prefer shiitakes ) sauteed in 1 T butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons pepper ( should be peppery )
In This Recipe


  1. Heat fat over medium heat. Add flour 1 Tablespoon at a time whisking continuously. Cook stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add milk a 1/2 cup or so at a time, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes or until well thickened.
  3. Add simmered mushrooms, salt, and pepper.
  4. Serve over buttermilk biscuits, mashed potatoes, grits, or your favorite starchy vessel for flavor.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Eli C. April 14, 2016
is it really a tablespoon of salt?
Author Comment
jesseclark April 14, 2016
I should have specified 'kosher' salt. Kosher salts bigger flakes means less salt by volume than table salt. Better still would have been to say 'salt to taste'. If there is salt in whatever fat you use, you wouldn't need to add as much. <br /><br />I've switched to a plant based diet since I submitted this article. Maybe I should submit a new post for plant based creamy mushroom gravy.