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Foolproof Make-Ahead Gravy

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Foolproof Make-Ahead Gravy

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total prep 120 calories/serving
What a relief! No gravy to worry about on the big day, and you can have homemade gravy even if you've grilled the turkey.



  • Bring all ingredients except butter and flour to boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 11⁄2 hours.
  • Remove wings to a cutting board to cool. Pull off skin and meat. Discard skin, dice meat and add to gravy, or save for another use.
  • Strain broth into a large pot, pressing vegetables to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard vegetables. Skim fat off surface of broth and discard.
  • Mash butter and flour with a fork until blended to a paste. Divide in 4 portions.
  • Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat to low and gradually whisk in flour mixture, 1 portion at a time, until blended. Increase heat and whisk until thickened and boiling. Boil 3 minutes to cook out “floury” taste.
  • Cover surface of gravy with waxed paper or plastic wrap (to keep a skin from forming) and refrigerate.
  • To serve: Reheat in microwave or rangetop over medium-low heat.
  • Planning Tip: Can be made up to 2 days before serving. If desired, stir in turkey drippings when reheating.