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How to Make Bacon Gravy

Learn how to make bacon gravy from chef Adrian Ashby in this Howcast food video.


Hey guys, it's Adrian once again, and what I'm going to show is how to make bacon gravy. Now, I know you're all wondering what you can possibly do with bacon drippings, and this is one of the creative things you can do with it, is use it to make your gravy. What I have here are strained bacon drippings and all you need is just, maybe about a tablespoon, maybe two tablespoons, to get that flavor that you're looking for, and what we're also going to do is use our thickener, which is our corn starch, our water, and some stock to really give it some extra flavor.

This is how we're going to do this first. What we're going to do is, we're going to get our water and our saucepan, okay? Water. We've got our corn starch. Okay? What we want to do is get our whisk. Whisk that a little bit. As you can see, we don't want any lumps in our gravy whatsoever. Alright? It's going to look like milk a little bit. That's good. There we go. If you want to add a little bit more, you can shake a little bit. Alright? We're going to keep whisking. Okay. Now, it's time for the bacon drippings. We're going to pour that in there, just like this. Boy, there we go, there we go. Again, keep whisking. Now our gravy is really starting to take shape. It's even changing colors, and, last but not least, our stock. Pour all that in there. Alright. We're just going to keep whisking until it gets to a nice, thick consistency that you are looking for.

One of the things I enjoy about gravy is it's great for biscuits. It's great over your meats. It's a nice compliment to your meal. Can you imagine serving bacon gravy with your Thanksgiving dinner or your Christmas dinner? You'd be the hit of the neighborhood and the talk of the family, so why not go for it? A little bacon gravy will go a long way.

I've been stirring this gravy for about the last five to seven minutes, and it looks like it's just about done. Let's take a look. I like to do what I can the spoon test. I'll take a spoon, and I'll do a little spoonful, and then, just a little drip. It looks to be like the thickness and the consistency that I'm looking for.

I would say that this goes great over mash potatoes, maybe a bed of rice, maybe even over your turkey, chicken, anything of that sort. I think it's a great compliment to a holiday dinner or just a regular Sunday dinner. Enjoy. It's bacon gravy.

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