Southern Egg Gravy

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons skimmed fat from turkey drippings
  • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 4 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Turkey pan drippings, (no fat) mixed with low-sodium turkey or chicken stock to make 4 cups
  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Add the turkey fat to a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and saute until translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook until medium golden brown in color, about 3 to 4 minutes. Slowly whisk in pan the drippings with the stock and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer until thick or until desired consistency is reached, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chopped egg and season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Serve alongside that big beautiful bird!


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So ... I thought that my family were the only folks in all creation who ate "egg gravy" at Thanksgiving (actually anytime we have dressing, we have gravy this way). Yum, YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WELL.... REGUARDLESS SOUTHERN OR NOT, ITS A GREAT RECIPE WITH OR WITHOUT THE EGG.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This gravy was to die for!!!!! Amazingly delicious. It made the entire thanksgiving meal, ten times better. I left out the eggs, didn't have time to make hard-boiled eggs.. but the gravy was just so scrumptious. My guests actually asked me to make more gravy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never heard it called Egg Gravy before, but eggs are an old Southern addition in Giblet Gravy. My family's version is wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this gravy. It was delicious. My family and friends couldn't get enough. I did not include eggs in mine and loved it. Next time I will try it with eggs based on the comments, I am sure it is also delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I read Kitty's review I just had to respond - I am 64 years old and grew up just about 80 miles north of Jacksonville, Fl. in Georgia and have had boiled eggs and giblets in my Thanksgiving gravy all my life. My mother was an excellent cook and I am told I followed in her foot steps. It just wouldn't be the same without the eggs. Hope to be enjoying some in the next few days!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love southern egg gravy! I am from Texas we grew up with it. We have it every year for Thanksgiving. My father was an executive club and taught me how to make it but Claire's version is so much easier to make. I am making this year. Thanks Claire! I love you show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hey, I thought everyone put at least one boiled in the the Thanksgiving gravy in the South!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am 60 and have lived in Texas all my life and we have always put boiled eggs in our gravy and our dressing too. Just wouldn't taste as good without it. Kitty must have lived a very sheltered life in Texas. Ha ha. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kitty is totally wrong I have lived in the South all of my life and I am 50 years old and have always have boiled eggs in the gravy for dressing!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother in law is from SC and she does this every year, and it is one of my favorite items on the table. Thank You Claire, I finally know how to make it myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a Northerner and never heard of boiled eggs in gravy, but watching Claire make this recipe intrigued me and it actually looks really good! I'm having Thanksgiving with my sister and she makes the traditional gravy, so I think I would like to add another option for the family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I totally disagree with Miss Kitty. I've lived in Texas all my life, and am, in fact, a 7th generation Texan. I've grown up with Southern Egg Gravy, and it ROCKS. Claire knows her Southern food!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hello? Five generations a Southern girl, lived all over the South, and never ever heard of putting egg in gravy??! Don't know where she got that idea from...but it is not Southern! It's rich enough and delicious enough without adding eggs. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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