How to Make Perfect Gravy
This delicious gravy is an excellent make-ahead recipe since it doesn’t require drippings from a roast turkey or chicken. The rich flavor comes from bacon, white wine and thyme.
Step 1: Cook the Bacon
Sauté with the shallots in oil. Sift in the flour.
Pro Tip: If you sift the flour so it lands in the skillet like a dusting of snow, it's impossible to create lumps.
Step 2: Add the Wine
Stir it in until thoroughly incorporated.
Step 3: Pour in the Stock
Simmer the gravy until thickened.
Step 4: Finish the Gravy
Stir in the butter and season to taste.