Mom's Country Gravy

Mom's Country Gravy

Country gravy, also called white gravy, is made with 5 basic ingredients. Bacon fat and flour are used in this version to make a simple roux that adds a delicious nutty flavor. Using room temperature milk and stirring continuously ensures your homemade country gravy is super smooth and creamy. This is my mother's recipe that I grew up with. It is great with biscuits and sausage or ladled over potatoes or fried chicken.
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  1. Step 1

    Melt bacon fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook, whisking continuously until the roux becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Gradually whisk 4 cups of milk into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Step 3

    Cook and stir until gravy is heated through and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes, adding more milk if gravy is too thick.