Make Ahead Turkey Gravy
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Serves: 8 cups
  • 4 turkey wings (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat oven to 400°.
  2. Put wings in a single layer in a roasting pan.
  3. Scatter the onions on top.
  4. Roast 1½ hours or until wings are browned.
  5. Put the wings and onions into a large pot.
  6. Add 1 cup water to the roasting pan.
  7. Stir to scrape up any brown bits on bottom.
  8. Add the liquid to the pot.
  9. Pour in 6 cups of the broth.
  10. Add the carrots and thyme.
  11. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 1½ hours.
  12. Remove wings; save meat for another use.
  13. Strain the broth into saucepan, pressing the vegetables to extract as much liquid as possible.
  14. Discard veggies.
  15. Skim any fat off of the broth.
  16. Whisk flour into the remaining 2 cups of broth until thoroughly blended and smooth.
  17. Bring broth in the saucepan to a gentle boil.
  18. Whisk in flour mixture.
  19. Boil 4 to 5 minutes to thicken the gravy.
  20. Stir in the butter and black pepper.
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