Easy-Peasy Homemade Cream Gravy
Cream gravy is just one of those irresistible items that just about everyone loves. It such a versatile ingredient that it can be used with so many different meals. We love putting it on our homemade biscuits, on toast, on chicken fried steak, on my oven-fried chicken, and even on my Salisbury steak. You really can't go wrong with a yummy cream gravy recipe, and its even better when you can share it with good friends.
This last week we had some good friends over for breakfast for lunch. We made my homemade quiche and biscuits and gravy together. She cooked up a batch of sausage in the pan first (in lieu of using oil) before adding in the flour, seasonings and milk. We ate so much that no one was hungry for dinner later. It was amazing and we've been eating the leftover gravy on just about everything this last week.
There's nothing quite like good food and good company. We enjoyed the entire afternoon together, though most of that time was cooking and eating. We'll have to make sure and share more of the great recipes we make together with you in the future. For now, let's get you making some of your own cream gravy!
- 1/2 cup cooking oil, (or melted butter)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Start by heating up a medium saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
- Pour 1/2 cup of your chosen cooking oil into the saucepan before it gets too hot. We like coconut oil over here.
- If you prefer to use butter, it really does give the gravy a really nice flavor. You can melt the butter right in the saucepan.
- Next add your 1 cup of flour.
- Mix well to combine.
- Season your gravy with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Stir in well.
- After your gravy is done, you can add in more of one or the other to reach the right flavor.
- Slowly add in your milk 1 cup at a time, stirring well between each cup.
- I recommend using a whisk to work out the lumps in your gravy throughout the mixing process.
- When finished, give your gravy a taste to see if you need to add more salt or pepper.
- I highly suggest using your gravy to top chicken fried steak or my homemade biscuits.
|Calories from Fat||198|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 22 g||34%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 20 g||7%|
|Sugar 8 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 13 mg||4%|
|Sodium 455 mg||19%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Feel free to experiment with this recipe. Maybe you like you gravy thinner and need more milk, or thicker and use less. You might like other kinds of meat in your gravy, or other flavors. You could try chicken or beef stock instead of cooking oil in your gravy, or cook sausage or bacon in the pan first for an even different flavor.
Cooking is a lot of fun and experimenting with your recipes is even better. I always encourage my readers to try different things as I don't even follow recipes to the tee myself. I think I use actual measuring cups and spoons for your benefit. give some new things a try and tell me how they worked out. You just may discover the next best recipe!
What's your favorite meal to put gravy on?
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