It’s All Gravy: How To Create The Perfect Gravy At Home

Posted on Friday, 18th November 2022

However you are planning to use it and in whatever form, there is a lot to be said for a good homemade, hearty gravy. The truth is that a lot of hard work can go into a good gravy, but nonetheless it’s one of those things that you are going to be able to perfect as long as you work at it and you know some basic things. This article should help you to understand how to make a gravy a lot more effectively and easily, so let’s take a look at some of the things to consider right now.

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Decide On The Surrounding Meal

To make a truly amazing gravy, you really need to know as much as you can about what is going to go around it. In other words, you have to know what the meal as a whole is going to be. If you are not aware of this, you might struggle somewhat to really make an appropriate gravy, because you won’t have been considering how the flavors are going to work together, or not. Will you dip some homemade biscuits into your gravy? Or are you planning to make a roast chicken dinner? It’s important you get to the bottom of this.

Get Caramelizing

One of the main factors that really makes for a more delicious gravy is to have plenty of caramelisation going on. This is what occurs when you manage to brown something in a pan, for instance. If you can get your veg to be nice and brown all over before you scrape it off to turn it into gravy, it’s going to have a lot more flavor to it. The resulting gravy will have a depth that really makes it more delicious, and you’ll find that you are going to be much happier with the results.

Add A Dash Of Alcohol

There is much to be said for incorporating some alcohol into your gravy recipe. Actually, you have a few different options that you might want to consider. You can try port, which goes very well with a beef gravy, or likewise a deep red wine. Or you can try adding just a splash of prosecco to a porcini mushroom gravy. These are the kinds of touches that really make for a much more enjoyable gravy, and you’ll be amazed at the results, so that’s something to think about.

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Low & Slow

Finally, as with so many other things in the kitchen, one of the real secrets to success here is to go low and slow. In other words, once you have your gravy put together and you are cooking it and reducing it down, do so slowly and at a very low temperature. The more patient you can be, the more you are going to extract out of those ingredients, and you’ll find that the result is therefore a lot more delicious.

With those tips in mind, your gravy is going to be so much more delicious and enjoyable to make.

This is a collaborative post.

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