How to Make Gravy
Start with turkey drippings to get the most flavorful gravy for your holiday menu.
To make gravy using the drippings from the turkey, first you’ll need to de-fat those drippings. Place a large zip-top plastic bag in a bowl, fold back the opening of the bag, and pour the drippings into the bag. Once the fat rises to the top of the bag—you can tell when you see a layer of fat forming at the top of the liquid—snip a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag, and drain the defatted liquid into a measuring cup, stopping before the fat layer reaches the opening. Discard the bag with the fat.
Pour the defatted drippings into a saucepan and add flour and additional broth, if needed. Stir in the flour with a whisk, and cook over medium heat until the mixture is thickened, stirring constantly with the whisk. Once the gravy has thickened, you can season to taste before serving.