Make this gluten free turkey gravy ahead of time with some roasted dark meat turkey parts. Enjoy a stress free holiday!
I’m not making a big turkey on Thanksgiving. Now you know. I’m just not making a whole bird. But there will be turkey. And gluten free turkey gravy.
I’m roasting parts (a large breast + thighs and legs). Just no whole bird. And nobody’s gonna miss it, either. But I’ve already made my gravy, and it’s chilling in the refrigerator.
You can use this gluten free turkey gravy recipe to make your gravy with the pan drippings from the fresh turkey you just roasted on the Big Day. Or you can make it ahead, and roast some dark-meat turkey parts (or even some chicken parts if you have trouble finding turkey parts – who’s gonna know?) just for their drippings (full instructions below, after the asterisk).
Even though I have a fat separator (which is really just a measuring cup with a spout at the bottom which allows you to pour off the drippings and stop once you get to the fat, which has risen to the top) I don’t use it. I just chill the fat with the drippings until the drippings gel (thank you, collagen in the bones), and then pour off the fat from the top.
The gravy will gel in the refrigerator, but it will liquify when you reheat it. Thin it to the proper consistency with more stock, and serve hot. Over …. the most perfect mashed potatoes:
How to make the perfect mashed potatoes
Want to make perfect mashed potatoes every time? Peel russet potatoes and chop into 1-inch pieces. Place in a large stockpot and cover with salted water. Bring the water to a rolling boil, and boil the potatoes until they’re just fork tender (about 7 minutes, or longer if the pieces are larger).
Drain and immediately run the potatoes through the fine blade of a food mill (or with a potato masher, if you don’t have a food mill – even a fork will do in a pinch if the potatoes are at the proper consistency). Add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon sour cream per cup of chopped potatoes, and mix to combine.
Finally, add salt and pepper to taste, and plenty of gravy. Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!