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What is country gravy made of?
You make country gravy from drippings after cooking meat, such as bacon or sausage, or country fried steak. The ingredients include flour and milk. This recipe uses oil, rather than drippings.
Why is gravy white? Why is gravy brown?
You make white gravy with milk, whereas you make brown gravy with meat fat and broth or water. Both use flour.
What is the difference between gravy and sauce?
Really nothing. Gravy is a sauce. The definition of sauce is to “relish” a food to make it more appealing.
Foods to use country gravy on…
- Chicken Nuggets
- Chicken Fried Steak (if you don’t want to make it with drippings)
- Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- Breakfast Baked Potato
- Breakfast Enchiladas with Country Gravy
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Peppered Country Gravy
- Frying Pan
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 4-5 Cup Milk Can substitute half and half for some of the cups.
- 1 Tsp Salt Add more, if desired
- LOTS Black Pepper Start with 1 TBSP, go from there.
- Heat oil in a 12" skillet on the stove at med-high heat. Sprinkle a drop or two of water to check if hot enough. If it sizzles, it's ready.
- Add the flour slowly with one hand while whisking with the other. This will start to create a paste. You want it to get to a light brown color.
- Slowly add 2 cups of the milk. Just like when you added the flour. Add with one hand slowly while whisking with the other. Avoid lumps if possible. Once this is mixed, add the other 2 cups of milk, salt and pepper. Cook until it thickens. Decided whether or not you need the final cup of milk. This will depend on how thick it got and how you like your gravy. Serve.