What is the best gravy to serve with turkey?
Bought a turkey drumstick and thought I would make some gravy to go with it. I picked up a tub of beef stock in the supermarket to make the gravy. It dawned on me when I got home that I should use chicken stock for turkey. Do you think it eil be nice with beef stock. I have a chicken stock cube (Knorr stock pot) that i can use. Would it be better to use that?
- PatriciaLv 710 months ago
Beef gravy would be ok with me. I'd probably use that, but it's up to you
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 710 months ago
Carefully remove the skin from the drumstick and heat it in a cold pan (skin side up) to see if you can render any more fat out of it. To this add enough butter and oil to make 4 tablespoons of fat. Take the skin out of the pot, and add 4 tablespoons of flour. Incorporate the fat into the flour and let it cook just a bit. Dissolve your stock cube in a half cup of water, and slowly add to the roux you have made. Check the consistency, and if it is too thick, add a bit more water until it is as thick as you want. Add a Tablespoon of brandy (optional) and salt and pepper to taste. Serve the skin with the drumstick. Enjoy.
- deniseLv 710 months ago
Yes, the stock pots are usually very nice, maybe blended with the turkey juices from the drumstick??
- NosehairLv 710 months ago
More chefs now use chicken or turkey stock with both beef and poultry dishes. They seem to feel it has better flavor and is compatible with beef. In your circumstance I would use chicken or turkey stock if I had it. I would, however, not hesitate to use beef stock if that's what I had available. Use what you have, it'll be great.
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- A.J.Lv 710 months ago
Can you get Heinz Homestyle Turkey gravy? Even adding whatever drippings from the leg is OK. Beef stock is too strong a taste.The Knorr chicken is better than beef.
- ckngbbblsLv 710 months ago
you can use the drippings from cooking the drumstick.
No matter how you cook that thing, there WILL be drippings of some kind. I assume you are alone so 1 cup of gravy would do it.
I personally would do that instead of beef stock. Chicken is next but first on the list would be actual turkey.
- alLv 510 months ago
Chicken would be better than beef with your turkey.