Recipe of the Week, November 20: Giblet Gravy
Giblet gravy is a classic accompaniment to the traditional turkey meal for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. Don't toss those giblets in the trash! They add a lot of flavor to this easy gravy.
Turkey Giblet Gravy
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Reserved turkey pan drippings
Potato water reserved from boiling potatoes or chicken broth
1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
In medium saucepan, combine giblets and enough water to cover. Add celery, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 to 2 hours or until giblets are tender.
Drain giblet mixture. Set giblets aside; discard celery and onion.
Remove turkey from roasting pan. Remove 1/2 cup drippings. Reserve remaining drippings in 2-cup measuring cup; add potato water or chicken broth to make 2 cups. Set aside.
Place 1/2 cup drippings in large skillet or roasting pan. Stir in flour. Cook over low heat until smooth and browned, stirring constantly. Gradually stir 2 cups potato water mixture into flour mixture. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. If desired, chop giblets and add to gravy.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Do you make giblet gravy for Thanksgiving?