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Lager Gravy

Use your favorite brew for Lager Gravy, and then just heat and serve with your holiday turkey. Lagers work well in gravy because they add a slight bite and hint of yeasty flavor without being overwhelming.

All You NOVEMBER 2014

  • Yield: Yields: about 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$0.77


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 1/2 cups lager


1. Cut off wing tips; cut each wing in half at the joint. Warm oil in pot over medium-high heat. Add wings; season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning often, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

2. Sprinkle flour over wings; reduce heat slightly. Stir well. Sauté for 2 minutes (pan will be dry). Pour in broth and lager. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil, stirring to pick up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

3. Strain mixture, discarding wings. Return gravy to pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve or let cool, cover and chill. (Can be made up to 3 days in advance. Keep covered and refrigerated. Rewarm over low heat just before serving.)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
  • Sodium: 177mg

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