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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    10 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT2H10M
    2 Hr
  • Yield:
    6 Cups
This trick of making a delicious gravy ahead of time eases your busy holiday prep work without losing irresistible flavor.
Ingredients
  • 6 pounds turkey wings and necks
  • 5 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2721.55g turkey wings and necks
  • 5 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 2839.06ml chicken broth
  • 118.29ml (1 stick) butter
  • 118.29ml all-purpose flour
  • 12.78g apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

This trick of making a delicious gravy ahead of time eases your busy holiday prep work without losing irresistible flavor.

Preparation
STEP 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

STEP 2

Place wings and necks, celery, onion and garlic in a roasting pan. Roast until meat and vegetables are a very dark brown, turning as needed, 45-60 minutes.

STEP 3

Add broth and cook in the oven for 1 more hour, or until reduced to about 8 cups of stock. Strain and set stock aside.

STEP 4

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add your prepared stock, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes to thicken and blend flavors.

STEP 5

Finish with vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

Options

This can be prepared 2-3 days in advance, then simply heat and serve. For extra flavor, add pan drippings from your prepared turkey, and/or cooked chopped giblets.

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