Easy Homemade Country gravy is super simple to make from scratch. A little oil, flour, and ample seasoning- and you have yourself a delicious homestyle gravy!
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Homemade country gravy is one of the very first things I learned how to make in the kitchen! A lot of people use the packets of gravy mix that you get from your local grocer. Although those are flavorful, they are not needed!
This gravy is done in under 10 minutes, and packs way more flavor than anything you can buy at the store.
What to use the homemade country gravy for:
One of the best things about homemade gravy is how versatile it is. Although the uses are virtually endless, here are just a few ways that you can use this delicious gravy:
This gravy is delicious for dipping chicken tenders and French fry's in as well!
Can I omit the onions?
Absolutely. The onions do not have to be added, especially if you are looking for a more creamy gravy. They do add an amazing layer of flavor though. So if onions are your thing, you definitely want to add them to the recipe!
What to use instead of milk:
Milk helps to make the gravy super creamy. If you do not want to use it however, you can use chicken or vegetable broth instead. I have even used water before when I was in a bind. The most important thing is to ensure the flour completely dissolves in the liquid.
Even more, SEASON the gravy! It may seem like an excessive amount of seasoning, but nobody wants to taste the flour in their gravy. So be sure to season liberally, and adjust or add where needed.
My gravy is too thin, what do I do?
If your gravy is too thin, continue cooking over medium heat, and stir constantly. Stirring the gravy over heat will help it thicken up. Be patient, because it does take a little bit of time.
It is also important to add the milk in slowly in the beginning steps. This will help you gauge the consistency throughout the cooking process.
What to do if gravy is too thick:
If your gravy starts to get too thick, add milk into the skillet one tablespoon at a time. Remember to continue stirring, and keep adding in the milk until you have achieved your desired consistency.
The seasonings may need to be adjusted depending on how much milk was added in. So be sure to taste the gravy and adjust the seasoning as needed.
How to store and reheat leftover gravy:
Once the gravy has completely cooled, place it in a jar or an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To reheat the gravy, place it in a microwave safe container and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, place the gravy in a saucepan and heat over medium until it begins to bubble. Be sure to stir it so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil, (or whatever fat is reserved from frying)
- ½ cup Diced onion
- ½ cup All purpose flour
- 2-3 cups Milk, more may be needed to thin the gravy out
- 1 tablespoon Seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ tablespoon Black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- ½ teaspoon Dried oregano
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Reserved oil from fried protein (ie: fried chicken) is best because it adds flavor.
- Add diced onions to the skillet and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until soft and translucent.
- Next, slowly sprinkle the flour into the skillet, continuing to whisk the whole time. Whisk the flour around the skillet until it absorbs all of the oil. Continue to stir for about 1-2 minutes.
- Pour milk into the skillet one cup at a time, continuing to whisk the entire time. Once all of the milk is added, continue to stir for 1-2 minutes to ensure the flour dissolves evenly. Gravy will be slightly chunky because of the onions.
- Add all of the seasonings, and stir until they are all combined. If gravy is too thin, continue stirring over heat until it reaches your desired consistency. If gravy is too thick, add milk one tablespoon at a time.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 913mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g
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