Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy for a Crowd
We wondered if we could create a lump-free, flavorful gravy that could be finished before the turkey even reached the oven.
Why This Recipe Works
After one too many last-minute scrambles to get the gravy on the table at the same time as the turkey, we set out to make a lump-free, flavorful gravy recipe that could be make before the turkey even reached the oven. To achieve this, we roasted turkey parts and vegetables together, then simmered them to produce a quick stock. We thickened our Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with a roux, but instead of the usual oil or butter, we used turkey fat that had congealed on top of the cooled turkey stock. This gave our gravy recipe even deeper turkey flavor.