Make Your Own Gravy From Scratch

Knowing how to make gravy, quickly and easily from scratch can come in handy. Once you have mastered the basics, you can easily make variations by simply adding your meat, chicken, or seafood.

It's quite simple. I didn’t always know this though. When I was about 15 years old, my Godmother sent my cousin and I to the kitchen to make some gravy. No instructions or recipe, just a list of ingredients.

We added cooking oil, flour, and onions in many different amounts. It was a mess! We must have thrown out at least five skillets full of whitish blobs in to the trash.

Eventually, we figured out that we were adding way too much flour and not putting in any tomato paste.

I have since learned how to cook it. And now you can too. Once you master this, you can use this skill for: fish, corned beef , chicken gravy, meat, meatballs, crawfish, or smoked fish variations.

Check out these breakfast recipes and dinner recipes for delicious ideas.

Here's what you'll need:

1 large onion (thinly slices)
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
salt to taste)
1/4 C cooking oil
3 Tbs flour
2 1/2 C water
1 tsp tomato paste
1/2 pod hot pepper (optional)

Heat oil in large skillet on medium high. Add flour to hot oil. Stir until well mixed.

Add sliced onions. Continue stirring until onions and flour are golden brown. Reduce heat to medium. Add tomato paste and mix in.

Add water, seasoned salt, black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt and hot pepper. Stir.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until thickened as desired. Add additional salt to taste.

This recipe will make about 1 1/2 cups, depending on how thick you like it. Multiply the ingredients if you need more.

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