Extra gravy is always high in demand at your Thanksgiving dinner table. What better way to make that gravy than with your own turkey? After it is cooked, you can make all-natural gravy by using what remains at the bottom of the roasting pan. Since the turkey does not make enough of its own juices, you will have to supplement by adding chicken stock and store-bought gravy.
Follow these steps:
1. When prepping to cook your turkey, add a quart of chicken stock to a deep roasting pan.
2. After your turkey is cooked, gently remove it from the pan.
3. Pour what is left at the bottom of the pan into a clear bowl or measuring cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
4. Skim off the fat with a wide metal spoon.
5. Put that skimmed-off liquid back into the original pan the turkey was cooked inside.
6. Add more chicken stock and store-bought gravy. The formula is one tablespoon of fat for every one cup of liquid.
7. Boil this mixture for 5 minutes while simultaneously scraping the bottom of the pan with a whisk.
8. Add your favorite herbs to your liking, such as rosemary, thyme and sage. You can also add sauteed onions, mushrooms, roasted garlic or white wine.