Gravy Basics

Discussion in 'Links to Free Recipes' started by mythmaster, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If, like me, you absolutely LOVE GRAVY but have never really been able to get it right and, if you did, it was purely accidental then THIS IS THE BEST WEB PAGE THAT YOU WILL EVER READ!!!

    I've bookmarked it, saved it, copied all of the text and pasted it into a new file, tatooed it on my cat, etc.  Have a look, it's very concise: http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/gravy.htm
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Thanks the link looks great and I will use it soon I'm sure.
     
  3. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great article Myth,  i printed it already and will use it

    I would have gravy in my veins if the heart could pump it

    keep up the good work
     
  4. In my family since I can remember we always used corn starch instead of flour to thicken the gravy. That was up north though. My wife's relatives here in NC always used flour. I think corn starch makes a smoother gravy. IMO.
     
  5. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I've used corn starch before, too.  It takes 1/2 the amount and you mix it with some cold water first, IIRC.  The instructions for the amounts were on the package.  I though it was good, but I haven't done a side-by-side comparison yet.
     
  6. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to think of myself as a gravy goddess. LOL! I make sooo many different kinds and I wanted to tell you guys that potato starch and potato flour are good to use for gravies as well as thicken up soups and stews. If I'm making a basic roux then it's regular ap flour and butter. Something I notice people do when making roux for gravy is they have the heat up too high. When making a white gravy (like sawmill gravy) you only want to get the raw taste out of the flour and it will brown very quickly if the heat is too high. You guys are familiar with low and slow, and it's best to make a gravy this way too. Just my two cents. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna go make me some good old sawmill gravy and biscuits for supper. Yummmmm.
     
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  7. Enjoy!!
     
  8. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the tips, Cheryl -- I was hoping that you'd bring some of that GA-girl know-how into this thread! [​IMG]
     
  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm gettin' really weird pictures in my head!!!!!
     
  10. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's a pic of my dinner tonight, with of course some gravy!

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  11. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ok squirel

    i'll bite

    what is that in the right of the plate with onions on it
     
  12. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    mmmmmm.....BUTTER BEANS!!!
     
  13. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is fried squash with vidalia onions. Yum. The butter beans were divine. Thank gawd no one is sleeping near me tonite! LOL!
     
  14. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "lighten up Frances"

    who can name that movie?
     
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Stripes.
     
     
  16. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Stripes!
     
  17. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd eat it and have duelin' buttholes with you!!!!!!
     
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am a gravy freak - I love gravy so much that for the last 30 years we have a "crayon cup" that I use to drink gravy

    I agree on the potato flour - it really makes a nice gravy -

     I refuse to comment any further on the comment from AK1 [​IMG]
     
  19. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yay Scar! Potato gravy for homade soup rocks1
     
  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What can I say, there is not much I can justify with that comment!

    But good gravy....

    Hell, I can't even comment properly. Good gravy is it's own food group!
     

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