Allergy free gravy is made similarly to regular gravy but with allergy friendly substitutes like dairy and soy free margarine and wheat/gluten free flour. Even with these substitutes, it still tastes great!
If you have allergies to wheat, dairy or soy, pre-made gravy or the gravy packet that comes with your turkey probably isn't safe for you. Don't worry, though, making your own allergy free gravy is easy and just takes a few simple ingredients.
Below is a step-by-step process to making a smooth, delicious gravy. Part of the process involves making a roux which helps to thicken the gravy without leaving lumps and a floury flavor.
If you are making gravy using pan drippings from meat or poultry, try to get enough fat from the drippings to use to make the roux. Otherwise, you can use any other kind of fat including oil, margarine or, if you are able, butter.
Avoiding wheat? Use an all purpose gluten free flour blend and gluten free broth of your choice.
Allergy Free Gravy
- 1/4 cup "safe" margarine or cooking oil*
- 1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 4 cups gluten free broth (beef, chicken, vegetable)
- If roasting a turkey, chicken or roast, remove it from the roasting pan to a cutting board to rest before cutting. Remove as much fat from the roasting pan as possible. Reserve 1/4 cup of the fat drippings OR skip to the next step.
- De-glaze the pan by placing the roasting pan over two burners on medium heat. Add 1/2 cup water, stock or white wine to the pan and cook stirring constantly and scraping the bits on the bottom of the pan. Pour the liquid into a measuring cup. Add enough chicken or turkey broth to the mixture to equal 4 cups.If you are not cooking a turkey chicken or roast, skip this step and just measure out 4 cups of stock.
- In a medium saucepan, heat 1/4 cup reserved fat , "safe" margarine or oil (or a combination of both). Sprinkle the flour over the fat. Whisk together and cook until the mixture is smooth and yellow in color, about 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk in the 4 cups of chicken or turkey broth and stir constantly until mixture bubbles and thickens. Pour into a gravy boat and serve.