Restaurant Style Southern White Gravy Recipe
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Recipe type: Sauce/Gravy
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • Approximately 2 cups milk (vitamin D milk, not skim, fat-free, fat-less, or other, and nothing heavier, it won’t work.)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Method
  1. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Add flour and combine. Add ¼ tsp salt and around 10 grinds pepper.
  2. Stir until the flour is about the color of peanut butter and smells nutty. Add ½ of the milk and increase heat to medium.
  3. Allow to come to a simmer, stirring constantly to avoid sticking. On the first run, the gravy is likely to nearly seize, be ready with more milk.
  4. Add milk by quarter or half cups until gravy has thickened considerably. If using a whisk you’ll know the gravy is ready when drawing the whisk through the gravy leaves “tracks” from the wires that remain visible for at least 5 seconds.
  5. Add at least 10 more grinds pepper and another pinch of salt, to taste.
Notes
If you like your gravy with a kick, feel free to add a dash of cayenne powder or ground chili. You may also add cooked sausage, cooked bacon or ham if desired.

Enjoy. This is the good stuff.
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at https://www.unclejerryskitchen.com/recipes/restaurant-style-southern-white-gravy/