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Turkey Gravy

Recipe Courtesy of Jillian Wade of Food, Folks, and Fun

Yield: | Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. fat from turkey drippings
  • 1 small yellow onion (about 1 cup), diced small
  • 1 carrot, small, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, small, chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, fresh
  • 6 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup defatted turkey drippings
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3¼ cups turkey stock
  • ¼ cup Holland House® Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. thyme, freshly chopped

Directions

  1. After turkey comes out of oven, strain drippings from bottom of pan through fine-mesh strainer, discarding solids. Let liquid sit 15 minutes, then scrape fat from surface of liquid. Keep 3 Tbsp. of turkey fat, and reserve turkey drippings.
  2. In large saucepan over medium heat add turkey fat until just simmering. Add onion, carrots, celery and thyme sprigs; stir frequently and cook until vegetables are softened and edges of onions begin to brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, until flour is absorbed into liquid and turns light golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in reserved defatted turkey drippings and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 30-60 seconds. Whisk in stock, and then whisk in Holland House® Sherry Cooking Wine until combined. Add bay leaves, and bring to simmer, and simmer until thickened and glossy, about 10 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste. Pour through fine-mesh strainer over medium-sized bowl, then discard solids. Stir in chopped thyme and pour gravy into serving dish. Serve.