Gravy makes everything better—but only when it’s smooth, pretty, glistening and golden. Whether you want Classic Turkey Gravy for the Thanksgiving feast or irresistible Biscuits and Sausage Gravy for a lazy morning, we’re sharing just how Grandma made that scrumptious, flawless gravy. And check out these detailed instructions for our Test Kitchen’s best turkey gravy, too.
1. Start with a flavorful fat
Drippings from cooked turkey, chicken and pork make an excellent base for gravy. Ham and beef, not so much. (Ham is too salty and beef fat just doesn’t taste good.)