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Video: How to Make Turkey Gravy

See how to make the perfect turkey gravy.

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This Thanksgiving, let Chef John give you a hand in the kitchen. In this video, he’ll share a few tips for getting the best roast turkey gravy ever. You’ll see how to create a roux, and then add turkey juices and turkey stock. Chef John also shares a secret ingredient that balances out flavors in the gravy and reveals the correct time to add the salt. Watch the video, then get Chef John's recipe for turkey and gravy. Give this simple technique a try at your next Thanksgiving dinner. Now watch Chef John cook his Thanksgiving turkey >>

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Jan. 28, 2014 1:39 pm
I have made this every year for the last 2 years either for my daughter's house or mine it turns out excellent. Thanks Chef
Nov. 11, 2013 5:22 am
Use a whisk to stir the gravy.
Nov. 11, 2013 5:21 am
I have found that a whisk helps make lump free gravy. Every cook should have a couple different sizes.
Nov. 7, 2013 6:34 am
This makes me not so scared to make my first turkey with gravy! Thank you Chef John!
Mar. 14, 2013 8:30 am
Yummy thanks
Feb. 20, 2013 2:53 pm
my fav go to recipe!! thx Chef John!
Nov. 22, 2012 10:51 am
Great video, there is just no better way than that for traditional, larapin good, turkey gravy!
Nov. 15, 2012 5:56 am
This is how my mother has made gravy for years, and it is how she taught me...yummy and awesome Chef John!!
Oct. 3, 2012 1:49 pm
Discard the Giblets? I always chop them up and add them back to the broth.(some people don't like the liver, but you'll never know it was there.) Your continued use of flour as a thickener is so old fasioned and lumpy. The best way to great gravey is to add equal parts bulk food mushroom soup mix and cornstarch directly to the pan drippings, (start with about 2Tbls of each.) after you have removed the turkey, skimmed the excess fat and allowed the drippings to cool slightly. Do not heat until you have combined, first the cornstarch, mushroom soup mix with the drippings.( You will end up with a paste.) Then pour in your chopped giblets and broth. Stir this all together scraping all the brown bits in the pan and slowly apply some heat. Keep stirring and scraping until things start to thicken, then add your saved potato/turnip/carrot, etc. boiling water to attain the proper consistency.....................perfect gravy every time!
Nov. 24, 2011 7:50 am
Great video, thank you for showing us how to make a simple turkey gravy. I'm all set for today!
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