Homemade gravy

Homemade gravy

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 8
A rich sauce for roast poultry - use chicken wings, bacon and white wine for added flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 4 rashers bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 500g pack chicken wing
  • oil, for frying (optional)
  • 1 onion, unpeeled and cut into quarters



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 carrot, roughy chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 leek, roughly chopped



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 garlic bulb, unpeeled and halved



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • bunch herbs such as bay, thyme, parsley stalks (just use whatever you have, don't buy especially)
  • 300ml white wine
  • 1.2l chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour


  1. Dry-fry the bacon in a large pan until golden. Remove, then fry the wings (add a splash of oil if they start to stick), turning until browned all over. Tip into a pan with the remaining ingredients (apart from the butter and flour) and the bacon. Simmer, skimming off any froth, for about 2 hrs.

  2. Strain through a sieve, then heat the butter in a saucepan and, when foaming, add the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 min. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring all the time, to get rid of any lumps. Simmer until you have a thin gravy, taste and season. Can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept chilled, or frozen for up to 3 months.

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22nd Dec, 2015
Tried to make this - what an utter fail! Smelt horrible, and was like milky chicken soup.
StormInDevon's picture
3rd Feb, 2019
I whole bulb of garlic seems excessive - does the recipe mean 1 individual clove of garlic?
goodfoodteam's picture
4th Feb, 2019
Thanks for your question. It is a whole bulb. It is used to flavour the gravy but is strained away rather than mashing it in so you don't get the full force!
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