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Jamie’s make ahead gravy - stupid q

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MoltoAgitato Sat 28-Sep-19 10:10:00

So the recipe for make ahead gravy says whack the chicken wings and veg in a roasting tray that goes on the hob after it comes out of the oven. Any reason I can’t use a large Le Creuset? Would make it far easier to pop it on the hob afterwards....

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Disfordarkchocolate Sat 28-Sep-19 10:12:12

No idea but I always find it takes longer than the recipe says. Browning on the hob is how you get the colour in the gravy so unless you want pale gravy don't skimp here. You have made me feel all Christmassy

MoltoAgitato Sat 28-Sep-19 10:14:46

I always double any recipe time that calls for reducing grin Gravy is my nemesis so I am hoping to a win.

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Disfordarkchocolate Sat 28-Sep-19 10:17:25

It's amazing. I miss out the star anise and celery and use leeks and mushrooms and it's still fan.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 28-Sep-19 10:18:13

Fan = fab

MorrisZapp Sat 28-Sep-19 10:20:22

Gravy choices make brexit look like strictly come dancing. My DP was appalled to learn our family tradition of 'thin gravy' - basically hot water, marigold stock powder, a few herbs and that's it.

I can't have thick brown stuff and consider it an outrage.

Sicario Sat 28-Sep-19 10:27:06

I'm sorry @MorrisZapp but that's not gravy, that's a crime against humanity.

Thatmustbemyname Sat 28-Sep-19 10:31:35

Oh good reminder, I was going to try it this year.

One thing I'm not sure of, is that I've got an induction hob, so my roasting dish won't work on it. For ordinary gravy, I scrape the meat juices and tasty bits into a saucepan when I'm ready to do the gravy. Will this work with Jamie's method?

SaveKevin Sat 28-Sep-19 10:42:06

I’ve done mine in a le crueset before and it’s been fine. I think it’s just any dish that can do both.
It is epic. But get your wings early, they sell out near Christmas!!

Thatmustbemyname I’m sure it will work, you might miss a few tasty bits but it should work ok.... what about investing in a good large pan that would do both? You’ll get loads of use out of it in the long run.

CupoTeap Sat 28-Sep-19 10:46:40

I love this but haven'tmade it in years

Thatmustbemyname Sat 28-Sep-19 11:14:10

@SaveKevin I've tried 3 different ones, each one promises to work on induction but they never seem to be very good. It's never usually too much of an issue, but reading this method just made me pause and wonder if it'd work. Thanks for the response smile

SaveKevin Sat 28-Sep-19 11:54:15

Oh bugger. They are expensive to keep trying as well.

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