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Click here to find out how to make country gravy from scratch. Gravy goes with so many foods, and it’s easy!!

Updated 02/06/2021

Overhead view of a frying pan full of ready to serve country gravy.

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…



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Ovehead view of a serving bowl with country gravy with a ladle on the side.
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Peppered Country Gravy

Click here to find out how to make country gravy from scratch. Gravy goes with so many foods, and it's easy!!
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword country gravy for biscuits, country gravy for chicken fried steak, country gravy for country fried steak, country gravy for mashed potatoes, country gravy from scratch, country gravy recipe, country gravy recipe no meat, how to make country gravy, how to make country gravy with flour, southern country gravy recipe, white country gravy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 251kcal

Equipment

  • Frying Pan

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg
Overhead view of a serving bowl of country gravy with a ladle on the side.
Ovehead view of a serving bowl of country gravy.
Close up of a serving bowl of country gravy.

4 Comments

  1. Yummy! mouth watering images and the recipe seems perfect. thanks a bunch for sharing!
    Creative khadija recently posted…Gift Packing Idea with Washi TapeMy Profile

  2. I love gravy too. Except for when my mom makes it, eek! Haha I don’t know what she does but yikes. Other than that, I love it on chicken biscuits too, yum! Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie recently posted…Choosing JoyMy Profile

    • So, I’m gonna take a wild guess and say it’s not good ?? :/ I pretty much love gravy too…all kinds of gravy…very few out there I don’t like. My mama taught me how to make it.

      Thanks for stopping by Leslie…always a pleasure!
      Have a great day!

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