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Making gravy?

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mrschop Wed 09-Jul-08 18:11:41

How do you make gravy when you're not roasting a joint of meat? Today I roasted pork chops, so obv no juices to make into gravy, so resorted to my guilty pleasure (Bisto). But these were rather nice pork chops and even I felt the packet gravy rather ruined them! Any recipes/suggestions?

Furball Wed 09-Jul-08 18:19:34

I'd use a quarter or a pork stock cube (I use knorr) 1/2 pint cold water and 2 dessert spoons of sauce flour(in the flour section at sainsbos) put in microwave for 1 min take out and stir, put in again for 1 min take out and stir, repeat til hot and thick, usually about 3 mins. add gravy browning

Result = perfect thick tasty no gravy granule gravy that can obviously be adapted to all flavours with different stock cubes

christiana Wed 09-Jul-08 18:28:45

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Twiglett Wed 09-Jul-08 18:32:10

what the 'ell is sauce flour?

Furball Wed 09-Jul-08 18:34:42

oh twig - you haven't lived wink

tis good stuff though, nicer than corn flour

Furball Wed 09-Jul-08 18:35:45

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Furball Wed 09-Jul-08 18:36:52

better sauce flour info here

Twiglett Wed 09-Jul-08 18:38:47

wow .. impressed grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 09-Jul-08 18:39:56

Roast chops with onion quarters / slices underneath. Then make gravy with resultant onions and juices

mrschop Wed 09-Jul-08 18:56:39

Thanks, am inspired. I have discovered a great local butchers and it seems a shame to Bisto their lovely produce!

palaver Wed 09-Jul-08 19:01:46

further to what NSF suggested, Jamie Oliver has a gravy recipe which entails putting onion, celery and carrots under the roast - or in this case the pork chops. After the meat is cooked, mash the veg and add flour, dilute with stock wine or water and make the gravy. Then strain it though a sieve to get rid of the lumps.

It's abit of a faff, but makes a superb gravy.

Goober Wed 09-Jul-08 19:06:02

Fry some onions til they burn, tip in some pre-mixed Bisto gravy, simmer for a bit.

mrschop Wed 09-Jul-08 19:11:07

Goober, like your style, but you're undoing all the good work of the other posters!

Goober Wed 09-Jul-08 19:19:13

Don't knock it til you've tried it.
Its not quite as shite as you'd think.

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