Giblet Gravy

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 13 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Giblets from turkey (liver, heart, gizzard, and neck), cooked

4 cups turkey stock or broth or chicken broth or stock

2 chicken bouillon cubes

2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

2 heaping tablespoons reserved uncooked cornbread stuffing mix

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/3 cup cold water

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 hard boiled egg, sliced

Cornbread Stuffing, recipe follows

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread, recipe follows

7 slices oven-dried white bread

1 sleeve saltine crackers

2 cups celery, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

8 tablespoons butter

7 cups chicken stock

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon sage (optional)

1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (optional)

5 eggs, beaten

Cornbread:

1 cup self-rising cornmeal

1/2 cup self-rising flour

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Chop the giblets and the meat that has been removed from the neck. Using a saucepot, bring the stock to a boil. Add the giblets, bouillon cubes, poultry seasoning, and raw stuffing to the mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and water, and add to the boiling stock, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the salt and pepper, to taste, and add the sliced boiled egg.

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines, and mix together and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, saute the chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour Sauteed mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning, and mix well. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of this mixture for the giblet gravy. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is done, about 45 minutes. Serve with turkey as a side dish.
  4. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Cornbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. To serve, cut into desired squares and serve with butter.
  4. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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