Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy


In this video, you’ll see how to make turkey gravy before the bird even goes into the oven! You know the drill with Thanksgiving dinner, everything co... See moremes together at once. The pace is frantic, and it’s enough to rattle the nerves. But with this make-ahead recipe, the turkey gravy’s already in the bag, er, gravy boat, leaving you to concentrate on other dishes. The secret here is to roast turkey wings on a bed of carrots, celery, and onions. In the video, you’ll learn why roasted turkey wings make delicious gravy. Next, Chef John will show you how to make turkey stock, then create a roux using reserved turkey-wing fat and the stock—and you’re on your way to Thanksgiving gravy excellence! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy. What a great head start to the perfect Thanksgiving meal. See more Thanksgiving videos >>

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Feb 24, 2014 7:20 AM

I so wanted to make this turkey wing gravy for the holidays but was not able to find turkey wings at the many meat departments I visited. However I did learn that there had been quite a run on requests for turkey wings that butchers were surprised about. Sounds like the word is out!


Dec 3, 2013 6:30 PM

This recipe is great! My family loved this gravy. Easy for me to make ahead and make turkey day easy. This was better than my own 50 year old family recipe. Thank you for posting it.


Nov 28, 2013 3:20 PM

It worked!

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