Break out the fancy china and service plates because Thanksgiving is a stone's throw away. Once you light the candles and decorate the house, your house is picture-perfect and ready for guests. But, when you're planning a feast for so many people, how do we know who likes what? What dishes make the cut? Which sides best complement a succulent turkey? Each guest has their individual tastes, but there's one thing we wouldn't dare skip on Thanksgiving: turkey gravy.
If the amount of gravy is lacking, or you need more liquid, just adding some broth for a higher yield and smoother consistency!
As delicious as turkey gravy is, some prefer a low-carb option. It sounds impossible on the surface, but if you use half-and-half instead of turkey drippings, you'll have a low-carb option in no time. If you or one of your guests is gluten-free, we have a fix for that too. Some simple gluten-free cornstarch in lieu of flour helps keep things thick while abiding by dietary restrictions.
Remember you can always whisk your flour and drippings for longer periods of time. If you want a thicker, darker roux you'll wind up with a more flavorful end result. However, it's important to note that the thicker your roux, the more constant whisking is required.
A good turkey gravy recipe is one any home chef can nail. A pinch of salt and pepper mixed with turkey broth is really all you need. Heck, after the bird is done, the majority of the work is already done.