This gravy is so simple you're going to wonder why you haven't done it before!
First let's start with the base- potatoes! Now everyone has their own way of making mashed potatoes and what I'm about to say will shock and possibly gross you out a bit! Just bear with me, these are freaking delicious!
Potatoes ala Annalee
Red potatoes- boiled to perfection
3-4 tbs salted butter (or more Paula!)
1/2 cup olive oil mayo
Garlic Salt/Pepper to taste
Mix while still piping hot and taste! I've also been known to throw an egg in the mixture but that freaks some people out. My Belgian host mom did it and it was AMAZING. You think you know creamy, but you don't until you add an egg!
Ok, on to the toppings!
1 cup ham (or other meat) drippings**
3-4 tablespoons flour
1/8- 1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Bring ham drippings to a boil.
2. Mix flour and water to make a runny paste.
3. Pour flour/water mixture in boiling ham drippings a little at a time making sure to be whisking at the same time. Whisk until thickened.
4. Add salt (if needed) to taste!
I found it worked best with a flat whisk to really get all the clumps off the bottom. With my ham glaze it worked like a charm! So delicious.
**I used pineapple slices & cloves on my ham with a glaze of 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 brown sugar and a cup of cranberry juice. Finger licken good!
You're ready to slather your hearts desire in gravy! You can also find this on Not Just a Housewife's blog!
Until next time...