Recipe for Giblet Gravy – Texas Style. Taste this Southern Classic Family Recipe!
Cooking Video for Southern Giblet Gravy
Recipe for Giblet Gravy
My late mom’s family recipe for turkey dressing includes giblets from the bird and as a kid I it was added flavor that I never could fully appreciate. Oh, how things can change over the years, including palates and taste preferences. This Recipe for Giblet Gravy is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I wish my mom have tried this special gravy on her turkey, dressing, and mashed potatoes!
What’s in this Recipe for Giblet Gravy:
Roux, dark gold/medium brown in color
Chicken or turkey broth
Giblets (liver and/or gizzards)
Seasoning: Salt, pepper, sage
A roux is in important part of any good gravy or sauce and many soups and stews. Chef Kat from Platter Talk hosts a very informative primer on creating a proper roux on her popular post, How Do You Make a Roux?
Aside from the giblets that are found in this recipe for Giblet Gravy, there is another ingredient that you may find surprising: sliced bits of hard boiled egg. This may sound unusual to some of you but try not to judge, until you taste this classic southern recipe. The eggs will grow on you and by the end of the meal, you’re going to wish you had tried gravy sooner. This, I promise.
This Recipe for Giblet Gravy is wonderful for either chicken or turkey. If you’re looking for the perfect dressing to douse with this flavorful and savory gray, look no further. Instead, try our Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe and your life will never be the same. This, I promise.
My Texas friends put this meal together for me, a few weeks ago while Scott was out of town. Watching them prepare this Recipe for Giblet Gravy was only part of the fun. The real joy, as is the case with any good meal that is shared between family and friends, was the conversation and communion within and listening, absorbing and savoring the familiar banter that centered around the featured foods which were truly, timeless and perfected family recipes. Memories of childhood, the revered Granny Spence and many stories of family all dotted the conversation. This food is the essence of family and the very essence of Thanksgiving. This, I promise.
Recipe for Giblet Gravy, A Classic Southern Dish
Southern Giblet Gravy
for the Roux
- 3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sicks butter
- 3 tablespoons All-purpose flour (Approx equal amount to butter)
for the Gray
- 48 oz chicken broth
- 3-4 hard boiled eggs sliced
- 1 handful giblets boiled and chopped.
for the Roux
Over low heat, melt butter in a large skillet - whisk in several heaping tablespoons of flour while continuously stirring. It may clump up and then will start melting into semi-liquid. Saturate with flour and keep whisking. Roux will darken as the flour cooks continue process till roux transforms to a dark gold/medium brown color. Next, remove from heat and reserve for gravy (See cooking video at beginning of this post.)
for the Soup
Using large sauce pan, bring broth and seasoning to a boil.
Take part of liquid and ladle into the roux, whisk together and then add to main broth.
Keep whisking at a slow boil until it thickens.
Then add eggs,and giblets. Gravy should thicken up well and can be held on the stove to keep warm