Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
2 hrs

This recipe is from Women's Day Magazine 11/1999. It's a life saver for me, it takes some of the stress from Thanksgiving Day.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange wings in a single layer in a large roasting pan.
  3. Scatter onions over top.
  4. Roast 1 1/4 hours until wings are browned.
  5. Put wings and onions in a 5-6 quart pot.
  6. Add water to roasting pan and stir to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom.
  7. Add the brown bits to the pot.
  8. Add 6 cups broth (refrigerate the remaining 2 cups) add carrot and thyme.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Remove wings to cutting board.
  12. Save wing meat for another use if you wish, or discard.
  13. Strain broth into a 3 quart saucepan, pressing vegetables to extract as much liquid as possible.
  14. Discard vegetables.
  15. Skim fat off broth and discard.
  16. If time permits, refrigerate broth overnight to make fat skimming easier.
  17. Whisk flour into remaining 2 cups broth until well blended.
  18. Bring broth in pot to a gentle boil.
  19. Whisk in broth flavored mixture and boil 3-4 minutes to thicken gravy and cook flour.
  20. Stir in butter and pepper.
  21. Serve now or freeze up to 6 months.