Sunday, June 19, 2011

Simple Gravy or White Sauce

1 Tablespoon butter, oil or meat drippings
⅛ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. salt
1-2 Tbsp. flour (or more for thickness desired)
1 c. broth or milk (use homemade broth cooked a short time for excitotoxin-limited diet if using broth)

Heat first four ingredients over low heat until smooth. Add liquid, turn heat up to medium, and stir until thick and smooth. A wisk works best for stirring, and you need to stir it fairly constantly, especially if using milk.

For gluten- and dairy-free, I use sweet rice flour and rice milk. Cashew or coconut milk could also work in this (coconut milk and garam masala spices are very good with poultry or rabbit meat).

This is a great base for casseroles, gravies, soups and all sorts of things.

We like to add tuna, deboned chicken, rabbit or sausage and serve it over biscuits, rice or mashed potatoes.


Karen said...

This reminds me of my childhood! my dad would make biscuits and gravy on Saturday mornings and I'm almost positive this is how he made the "gravy" part! I've been trying to figure it out so THANKS for posting this!

purple_kangaroo said...

I hope it is the taste you're looking for! Thanks for commenting.

Karen said...

Yup! It was EXACTLY like I remember!! Hurrah!

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm so glad it worked well for you!