Poor Man’s Gravy

This simple way to make a white gravy has been around for ages. You don’t need much to whip up a batch and it’s a nice topping for all sorts of savory dishes. In a pinch, it makes a filling breakfast served over toast or biscuits.

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Poor Man’s Gravy Recipe
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Poor Man’s Gravy Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, margarine or bacon grease
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (scant)
  • 1/2 cup tap water
  • 1/2 cup milk

Get out a 1 quart sauce pan. In it, melt the margarine or bacon grease. Use a fork or whisk to stir in the flour. Stir until the flour is dissolved completely in the fat. Add the sugar, salt, and a scant 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Gradually whisk in the tap water, and then the milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Boil for a full minute, and then serve hot.

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Meat or vegetable broth may replace the water if desired. This recipe is easily doubled. Good with any supper dish, over potatoes or even on noodles.

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