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Perfect Gravy

 Perfect Gravy
My old fashioned gravy is the finishing touch to my family's holiday meal. Sliced turkey and mashed potatoes just wouldn't be complete with out this savory topping. —Sharon Adamczyk, Wind Lake, Wisconsin
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour 25 min.


  • Turkey giblets and neck bone
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup white wine or water
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place the giblets, neck bone, broth, onions, carrots, wine, celery
  • leaves, garlic and bay leaf in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  • Strain and discard giblets, neck bone, vegetables and bay leaf. Set
  • cooking juices aside; cool slightly. (Refrigerate if made ahead.)
  • Just before serving, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the
  • flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add broth mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Yield: 6 cups.

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Possible romance: For more flavor, stir in turkey drippings if desired.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 46 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.