Photos © John Kernick
This delicious gravy is an excellent make-ahead recipe since it doesn’t require drippings from a roast turkey or chicken. The rich flavor comes from bacon, white wine and thyme.
Sauté with the shallots in oil. Sift in the flour.
Pro Tip: If you sift the flour so it lands in the skillet like a dusting of snow, it’s impossible to create lumps.
Stir it in until thoroughly incorporated.
Simmer the gravy until thickened.
Stir in the butter and season to taste.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 pound thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
1 cup minced shallots (2 large)
1 large thyme sprig
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups turkey or chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bacon, shallots, thyme and a generous pinch of salt and cook over