NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: Bobby Flay attends The American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Bobby Flay's Tip For Making Gravy Before Thanksgiving Day
Even those of us who love to cook for Thanksgiving may feel a bit frazzled in the moments right before dinner has to hit the table. One of the most common bits of advice we hear from cooking experts is to plan ahead, and during an appearance on “Today,” celeb chef Bobby Flay shared his technique for a tasty make-ahead gravy.
To make gravy the day before Thanksgiving, Flay tells cooks to use chicken stock and flour, instead of leftover turkey bones. He instructs to "use Wondra flour, which actually cooks out very easily, and then salt and pepper and just let it cook down until you get the concentrated flavor of that stock [...] then finish with a little butter".
“Today” co-host Dylan Dreyer appeared skeptical about the method, but seemed to change her mind when Flay confirmed that turkey drippings can be added to the premade gravy before serving. Southern Living offers a similar recipe that can be made up to three days in advance, and includes mushrooms, sherry, and herbs for flavor.