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Gravy Base


This gravy recipe can be used to make a sauce to accompany any meat or vegetable dish, it is also the base for the white sauce used in Chicken Pot Pie.


  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1 finely chopped shallot or 2 tbsp of finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups of warm Chicken broth
    or warm water with chicken bouillion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter and saute the onion until translucent. Add the flour one tbsp at a time and cook for a couple minutes, for a darker gravy, cook the flour until it gets golden brown. Add the broth little by little while constantly whisking. Let the roux thicken to desired consistency, add salt and pepper and remove from heat.


It is possible to saute mushrooms, chopped and cooked chicken livers, or any other ingredient you like with the shallots before adding the flour. This will give the gravy different flavors. Also, it’s possible to substitute the butter by drippings from a roast chicken, turkey or roast.

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