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wendyjo
11-23-2004, 02:05 PM
My turkey is already cooked, so I won't have any pan drippings. Can I use chicken broth and a thickening agent to make gravy instead?


Bups
11-23-2004, 02:17 PM
Definitely. Use can even add a chicken boullion cube to make the taste stronger. I personally always grab the powder turkey gravy mix - not the best for you (flour or corn starch in it) but I only have it occasionally, so I don't worry too much.

Ruthxxx
11-23-2004, 02:24 PM
You can thicken with egg yolk too. Just stir small amounts of the hot liquid into the yolk before stirring it into the liquid. Another trick is to thicken with veggies - mashed carrots or finely chopped mushrooms (duxelles) works too.


wendyjo
11-23-2004, 03:36 PM
Hmm, never heard of using egg yolk - sounds kinda gross, LOL!

Ruthxxx
11-23-2004, 04:10 PM
It thickens the sauce as it cooks - old French cooking trick! (You can use blood too but that's really gross!)

ellis
11-24-2004, 10:23 AM
Mmmm... it's good thickened with egg. :yes: Veloute sauce with egg and cream... oh, yum!!

wendyjo
11-24-2004, 12:17 PM
Just yolk tho, no whites, right?

ellis
11-24-2004, 12:48 PM
Yes. :yes: Just the yolks.