Gravy should be flavorful and creamy. This quick homemade pork gravy delivers on both. I made a pork shoulder roast a few months ago in the crock pot and saved the drippings.
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A Few Simple Ingredients
It is so easy to achieve with just a few simple ingredients. Truly; butter, flour, pork juice, half & half, soy sauce, and water. That’s it. However, you can’t just put all the ingredients in a kettle and have it come out correctly.
First, you need to start with a roux (pronounced roo).
What is Roux?
Roux is a thickener used in sauces and soups. Generally, it is made from equal parts of flour and butter. it is important to cook the roux at least a minute as the flour needs to cook otherwise it will taste kind of like raw floury paste. There are many uses for roux. A roux can also be used as a base for starting homemade macaroni and cheese. I also use it to start the base for making creamed tuna or ham on toast. I will have to write those recipes one of these days too.
Homemade Gravy in a Snap
I froze the extra pork drippings from cooking. This works great for making a gravy any day of the week when you are pinched for time and you still want to feed your family a homemade meal that will make them clean their plates.
Quick Homemade Pork Gravy
- 2 Tbl. butter
- 2 Tbl. flour
- 2 Cups Pork Juice with the fat skimmed off
- 1/2 Cup half & half
- 1 Tsp. Soy sauce
- In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the flour. Stirring constantly with a fork to incorporate. approximately 1 minute.
- Add the Pork juice, half & half, and soy sauce stirring constantly with the fork until all incorporated. Continue stirring until the gravy is hot and begins to boil.
- Serve over your favorite mashed potatoes, dressing, buns, or meat. Enjoy!
Make your own Quick Homemade Pork Gravy. However, you can use this method for any pan drippings.
Just delicious flavor to amp up meal time favorites.
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