Best Gravy Ever
unsalted butter, if needed
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup bourbon, port or dry sherry, optional
Meanwhile, pour drippings from roasting pan into
heat-proof glass bowl or large measuring cup.
Let stand 5 minutes, then skim off and reserve clear yellow fat that
has risen to top. Measure 3/4 cup fat, adding melted butter, if
needed. Add enough turkey stock to skimmed drippings to make 8 cups
Place roasting pan on 2 stove burners over low heat and add turkey
fat. Whisk in flour, scraping up browned bits on bottom of pan and
cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
Whisk in turkey stock and bourbon. Cook, whisking often, until gravy
has thickened and no trace of raw flour taste remains, about 5
minutes. Transfer gravy to warmed gravy boat.