Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mom's Italian Style Chicken or Turkey Gravy

I always said Mom made the best gravy and I still think so...
I  can't to this day  make that same taste...  I think this is very close,
 but without her love in there it could never be the same... of course the Holidays wouldn't be the same without making her gravy... so here is Margarets recipe...



Drippings from roasted turkey (you can use all liquid from the Turkey but it must be strained and cleared from cooking the turkey) or use the broth suggested below.
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves minced garlic
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour( we like it thick so heaping spoonfuls!)
2 cups chicken or turkey broth 
1/4 cup Chablis white wine or Marsala wine
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 pinch of garlic powder
 chopped parsley for garnish
Strain any fat from the turkey juices in the roasting pan. Add the broth to the drippings to equal at least 2 to 2 1/2 cups. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
In a seperate small sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter saute garlic. When it is soft, add the flour and stir rapidly to cook the flour until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the combined drippings.   Cook, stirring constantly, until the gravy is smooth and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the wine and season with salt and pepper and pinch or garlic powder. Add more wine if too thick and garnish with parsley.

Pour into a gravy pouring bowl.
Dad Carmen and Mom Margaret... forever in my heart.....

17 comments:

Federica said...

What a lovely picture of your parents :) Your mom's gravy looks really tasty. I'm curious to try it. Bye, have a good day

Greg said...

I am glad that posted this. It seems to me like homemade gravy is becoming a thing of the past, much like homemade pasta sauce did. Maybe you will inspire someone else to make it.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Ah - the wine! Secret ingredient - thanks for a must-known recipe.

Tina said...

I have never made gravy, not even once. A lot of people in my family enjoy the thick cream gravy and I really do not like it that much. Your gravy looks much more tasty than the white pasty stuff I know to be gravy.
This is the first and only recipe saved on gravy, so it will be a definite part of my first experience at making gravy. Thanks Claudia!

Claudia said...

Looks like my mom's gravy! What a coincidence! Claudia - you're parents were a styling couple!

Lizzy said...

Such a great snapshot of your parents...they make such a stylish and handsome couple!!! And your gravy sounds perfect. My hubby wishes I'd make it more often :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I must try your gravy recipe too...looks so great!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Claudia-I finally posted the Chocolate Chip Date Nut Spice Loaf bread I made, and linked the recipe back to you! I left 3/4 of the bread at Lora's and just brought enough back home to take photo of it! It was gone withing a couple hrs. Thanks for the great recipe!

Your mom and dad are were such a beautiful couple...your dad "beaming" standing next to your mom!
I pretty much make the turkey gravy like you do, with white wine added to it!

Sandra said...

Beautiful photo of your parents..Classic!!! As a huge Gravy lover I can only appreciate this recipe..Thank you so much for sharing it!!!

Christine's Pantry said...

I love the photo of your parents. I'm a fan of gravy, just love it. Great recipe.

Reeni said...

What a gorgeous couple! You look a lot like your Mom and just as beautiful. I love homemade gravy - sounds delicious with wine in it!

Amalia said...

I lOvE gravy!! I think it can be really hard to get it tasting just right and the right consistency and all that jazz. This looks PeRfEcT though! :)

SKIP TO MALOU said...

i love the old picture of your parents.. so stylish and sleek... you mom's gravy is a classic... mom's are always best isn't it?
merry christmas to you!
malou

Vicki Bensinger said...

What a great photo of your parents. Chances are your gravy is just as good as your moms but doesn't taste the same because nothing ever tastes as good as mom made it!

I can't remember the last time I used garlic powder. I will have to get some since I'm sure what's in my cabinet is too old.

Jennifer said...

Nostalgic photo - your remembering, especially your mom, makes me realize how blessed you were in that area of your life compared to me. May she always be right there in your garden of sweet memories! A person who came close in my life was my paternal grandmother and my older friend, Jeanne. They were both amazing, loving people, and I miss them too. To be honest in my early years my mother was my world, but later she became my worst enemy. You really didn't want to hear that. :P My son, Jonathan, has written our story in 2 novels so far and maybe it will touch others and stop some from making similar mistakes.

Kiri W. said...

They were a snazzy couple! :)
I always make goose gravy with my dad for Christmas :)

Cucina49 said...

I've never really thought of gravy as pretty, but yours really is! Love the photo.