Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Save Recipe Print
Gravy from Roast Drippings
Yield:
2 cups
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

Directions

Remove roast from pan and pour off any fat. Place over high heat (use 2 burners if necessary) and deglaze pan with wine and broth, scraping any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula. Once these solids are dissolved, pour liquid into a saucepan and add the bay leaf and peppercorns. Reduce for 5 minutes over high heat or until reduced by 1/3.

At this point you basically have a jus which could be used to sauce your roast. To create a gravy, reduce the heat to medium and whisk in 2 tablespoons of white roux. Return to a simmer, whisking constantly. Continuing to cook once a simmer has been reached will result in a smoother sauce, but not a thicker one.

Since all starch thickened sauces thicken as they cool, it's a good idea to make your gravy a little on the loose side.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Rotisserie chicken is the time-saving secret to this mashup of favorites.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Gravy from Roast Drippings

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Turkey Dripping Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches with Melted Provolone

Recipe courtesy of Campbell's Kitchen

Roast Beef with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Roast Chicken with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roast Chicken with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roast Turkey with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Turkey Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories