Course Correction is One of the Secrets to Perfect Gravy.
What to Consider When Making Gravy
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Smart Kitchen has exercises called Introduction to Gravy, Brown Gravy and White Gravy. We also have a few Gravy Recipes such as: Chicken Gravy, Red-Eye Gravy, Turkey Gravy, White Gravy, Buttermilk Gravy, Giblet Gravy, Mushroom Gravy, Brown Gravy, Tomato Gravy, Breakfast Gravy (also known as Sausage Gravy or Milk Gravy) etc.

The recipes and exercises contain specific information on improving your Gravy work but there are also some general tips that can help you across the board.

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There are a few tips for improving your Gravy Results below: 

  • If you have lumpy Gravy you can pour it into a blender to take down the lumps by giving 30 or 60 seconds of processing. If your Gravy is hot be extra careful, don't over fill the blender and hold the top on, with an oven-mitt, if necessary. Don't give it more than 60 seconds as you will start thinning the Gravy. When you have knocked down the lumps and achieved the desired consistency you can pour the Gravy back into the pot and re-heat for service. 
     
  • If your gravy is too salty, you can try smoothing it out with a Pinch of Brown Sugar. A 1/4 teaspoon of Vinegar can help too.

 

  • If you frequently encounter Gravy skins, when making your Gravy, try shifting your Flour type. Flours that are high in starch and low in protein, such as pastry flour, cake flour, and all-purpose flour can help fight any skin forming in your Gravy.
  • If you want to increase the meaty flavor of a Pan Gravy, scrape the bits of meat and Fond before De-Glazing the pan.
  • If you like a picture-perfect, glossy or satiny finish on your Gravy, add a bit of fat, in the form of Heavy Cream or a few ounces of Butter, just before service.
  • Aluminum pans are not the best choice for making Gravy because Aluminum can turn the Gravy, gray. If you have to use an Aluminum pot or pan, anodized aluminum is a better choice.

 

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