Onion Gravy – PoM Recipe of the Week
This little gem actually made it’s appearance in our house last week while batteling the turkey leftovers. The credit is not all mine though. My recipe was adapted from a recipe Iron Chef Michael Simon featured on an episode of the show The Chew early in the week. If you have not watched this show, I highly recommend checking your local listings and watching it. It’s not just cooking!
Anyway, IC Simon originally prepared this recipe to go with a ham steak, and while I’m sure it is excellent, I was out of ham steaks. What I did have was lots of leftover turkey that only Draco was still enthusiastic about, and two growling stomachs (no, they aren’t both mine! One belonged to Draco…although he can eat enough to make you wonder how many stomachs he has…but I digress.).
I won’t list both recipes here, only the tweaked version I claim. I’m certain you could find it somewhere on the interwebs though, if you really want it.
Please bear in mind that I’m a Kitchen Witch and usually only measure if I’m baking, so measurements are estimates. Also, this wasn’t to make a huge amount since it’s only me and Draco.
One cooked turkey leg, stripped and meat diced
Seasoning blend of choice (I use a tweaked Baby Bam recipe in almost everything)
One large red onion, cut into fairly large pieces
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Put oil and butter in a pan and heat until oil is hot. Add turkey, onions and seasoning blend. Brown turkey and sautee’ onions until translucent.
2. Make sure there is only a small amount of oil in the pan and add flour to make a rue. Brown flour and slowly add chicken stock, stirring well.
The amount of chicken stock used depends on the consistency you want your gravy.
3. Simmer on low, stirring often, until the flour taste is completely gone, adding more stock to keep thinned out if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste.
Served at our house over mashed potatoes as a main dish.
This was a huge hit with Draco, who really likes onions in and on everything. Next time, I will make it without meat in the gravy, using beef stock instead and adding bell peppers and mushrooms over hamburger steaks.
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