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Five Minute Gravy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gravy, no matter what the source, has three basic elements:  a liquid, a fat and a thickener.  When you remove the messy step of collecting drippings, it becomes incredibly simple.  And it can be done quickly in a microwave.

Five Minute Gravy

Five Minute Gravy
2 cold cups broth, divided (I use Better than Bouillon)
2 Tbs Earth Balance Margarine, or Vegetable Oil
3 tbs cornstarch
1/4 tsp Browning Sauce (for darker gravy), optional
salt and pepper to taste (I don't use any)

In a microwavable bowl, Combine 1 1/2 cups broth the margarine or oil and browning sauce, if using.  Microwave until the liquid boils, about 2-3 minutes.  In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining broth with the cornstarch.  Pour into the boiling broth.  Microwave for another minute or two, until the broth darkens.  Stir vigorously until everything combines.

Note:  The cornstarch acts as a thickener as it cooks.  Once it heats up, it will turn clear, the broth's color will become less milky and the mixture will have become gravy.  Depending on the broth (or other liquid) you use, and its saltiness, you can season with salt and pepper, soy sauce or whatever else.

4 servings:  79 cal (6g fat, 7g carbs, 1g protein)

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2 comments

  1. Kiersten Says:
  2. I am sending a Sunshine Award right back at ya :)

     
  3. kmouse Says:
  4. Whoa! Delicious!

     

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