Uncle Ellis' Cornmeal Gravy

Uncle Ellis' Cornmeal Gravy Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
Uncle Ellis' Cornmeal Gravy is inspired by the childhood memories from his chef de cuisine of food enjoyed in the Mississippi Delta.

 

Yield:

Makes about 1 2/3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain red or white cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon bacon drippings
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot water

Preparation

Cook cornmeal in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in salt, pepper, and drippings. Stir together buttermilk and hot water; gradually whisk into cornmeal mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Whisk in additional buttermilk for desired consistency.

Note:

Tyler Brown,

Capitol Grille, Nashville, Tennessee,

January 2012
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