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great gravy....so simple and yet tasty. I used white pepper, and 1.5tsp salt. & 2% milk.

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Chef 'Diva Divine November 17, 2010

This is a good base, but you'll need to add meat and spice. What you wind up with here is essentially a milk roux. I like using a half package of bacon, but you can put any meat (sausage, etc.) in. First pour your olive oil in a cast-iron frying pan, then add two peppers (pasilla or anaheim), two shallots, and half the package of bacon. Fry till the bacon's done on medium high. Add the flour and stir into a roux. Add the milk, and stir until thick. This goes best on top of chicken breaded with italian bread crumbs and spices baked in the oven and vermicelli. Good stuff.

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TOW May 28, 2011

Initial recipe i made to the T. Was way too thin in the end result, ended up making another batch. What's cooking without altering the recipe a little bit, eh? Only used about 1 1/2-2C of milk and a little more Veggie oil. Also was using frozen chicken(Smite me later) so i had no access to grease etc. Threw in some bacon salt, celery seed, minced onion and the pepper. Tasted delicious, nice country gravy feel to it, but a little thinner. Went well on the potatoes and the chicken.

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pedrocamargo1999 June 09, 2015

Have patience? After 20 minutes of whisking and following the directions to a T...I have nothing more than warm milk with some pepper in it. It will not thicken. I expected more from Paula Deen.

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jengat43 January 26, 2015

The amount of pepper in this is WAY too much. If i were to make this again, I'd add the pepper after it thickened -- to taste. It's a simple recipe. Needed a bit more nuance for my taste.

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alittledabable November 25, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so awesome we love it. My brother and I are cooking for the whole family with meat and rice and we needed something to boost the flavor. We're only teens and moving close to high school and we think it's a great meal side that you can do with younger kids with elderly supervision. Way to go milk gravy!!!!

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Dratini99111 July 26, 2010

Worked like a charm and tasted great!!! Thank you!!!

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Karalynne7 October 24, 2009

Easy and yummy. I used some bacon fat as someone else suggested. About 2 tbsp (eyeballed it) and 3 tbsp of flour. Should have used less flour...maybe 2 tbsp. Started with 1 1/4 cup milk and then poured in more. Came out rather thick. Next time less flour and more milk. Still very yummy and I like thick gravy. In addition to salt & pepper I also put in a bit of seasoning salt.

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MathMom.calif August 19, 2009

I made this to cover hash browns along with some cheese and onions. It was just what I was looking for and tasted great! Thanks.

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JuliJ April 01, 2009

This is so easy to make and it tastes very rich. I used some bacon drippings and added a bit of seasoned salt. I was worried that it might not thicken up, but I shouldn't have because it did- perfectly. Thank you Kim.

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cookiedog February 07, 2009
Milk Gravy (Paula Deen)