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Giblet Gravy I Recipe
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Giblet Gravy I
This gravy is rich and delicious. It's great for holidays or any time! See more

Giblet Gravy I

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"My Mother has been making this gravy every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners for about 50 years. It's really good on mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing and the turkey."

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  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, simmer the giblets, salt, pepper, bouillon, celery and onion in 1 quart of water for 40 to 50 minutes.
  2. Discard celery, onion and gizzard. Chop liver and neck meat and return to pan. Add chicken broth or if you have a turkey, use drippings (about 1 1/2 cups and 1 can of chicken broth).
  3. Chop eggs and add to broth. Mix cornstarch and milk together and slowly add to broth. Stir well until thickened. Reduce heat to low.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2003

Just a helpful hint. Instead of cornstarch, try melting 1-2 sticks of margarine in a pan, and gradually add flour till you reach your preferred thickness. Then just add to the broth. This will way out all the worries of it being to thick or to thin. Aside from this, the recipe is wonderful.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2003

This recipe was chunkier than the giblet gravy I'm used to. Next time I would not cut up the meat and add it back, and I would not add the egg yolks, only the whites. We had to add extra corn starch to get it to thicken too, maybe it is supposed to be thin gravy?


64 Ratings

Oct 09, 2003

Phenomenal! This had an intense and wonderful flavor, even BEFORE I added the drippings from the turkey. And once I added those (from an applewood-smoked turkey cooked in a water smoker, with a basting sauce that included Pepsi-Cola of all things), it was one of the best gravies I've ever made.

Nov 05, 2003

Very Good! I recently made a turkey - something that I almost never cook - and decided to make giblet gravy to go with it. I am a package gravy gal and have never made gravy from scratch - I do cook quite a bit but gravy has always been something I left to someone else. This recipe was easy and very delicious. I did not chop up the giblets after they were cooked to put them back into the gravy however. I just made the broth from them. I did use more of the turkey drippings and less chicken broth - this turkey was very juicy and the drippings made the gravy richer than the chicken broth would have. This recipe is a keeper and I will definately make this gravy with every turkey. Thanks.

Nov 18, 2006

Thanks for posting this old fashioned recipe. My grandmother, who passed away two years ago, made giblet gravy when I was growing up and I wanted to do the same for my family but couldn't locate a recipe like hers until now. I love teaching my two girls, ages 4 and 10, to cook and this will be a recipe I will pass along to them. THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING MEMORIES OF YESTER YEAR AND THE ONES TO COME.

Dec 30, 2004

For some reason, when we saw that eggs were an ingredient in this gravy, it actually sounded pretty good. So, we weren't surprised that we liked it. We were surprised at how much we liked the recipe as a whole! This is definitely a keeper.

Dec 25, 2004

Try as I might - this turned out so very runny. It would not thicken up based on the 2 TBS of cornstarch. I had to add 2 more to get a gravy texture. I always use egg in my gravy but this looked more like an egg gravy. 2 eggs would have been plenty. Thanks for sharing. With a little modifying this one turned out fine.

Dec 26, 2003

Not so bad for my first turkey gravy. I didnt have chikn broth, so I sub'd dry chicken boullion powder. Problem was, I made this too late so I had to rush it on high heat. This hardened the gizzards and made them rubbery. Don't rush it and you will be alright.


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  • Calories
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 531 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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