Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cheating Cook's Gravy

Cheat's Gravy


1 1/2 tablespoons soup or bouillon base (I like vegetable flavor but beef or chicken also work)
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons flour or corn starch (use slightly less if using corn starch)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon thyme or sage or both. . .


Measure all ingredients into a medium microwave safe dish (I have this awesome microwave "pot" from Paderno that I use) and whisk together to combine and then microwave for about seven or eight minutes, stopping to whisk every two minutes to so.  It will thicken and look like real gravy and then it's ready! This can also be done on a stove top over medium heat, stirring occasionally till it thickens.



As already mentioned I really enjoy a bit of gravy, especially on nice crisp french fries.  However it's not like I can roast something to get pan drippings every day, and I am really, really not a fan of pre-made, powdered or goodness forbid canned gravy. This leaves me with only one alternative, a home made gravy that tastes good, and is made with things I already have in my kitchen.  This is a base recipe and I find the flavor works pretty well for me, you may find that you need to add more onion or garlic for your taste or maybe a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

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