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My gravy is lumpy
James Carrier

My gravy is lumpy

There isn't a gravy that can't be fixed. Lumps may need a lot of elbow grease and a good whisk, but they can be banished. For particularly stubborn ones, try adding a bit more hot liquid to ease them out while you whisk. If they persist, reach for a strainer (medium weave). Set it over a bowl, pour in the gravy and stir. Voilà: Smooth gravy flows through, nasty lumps stay behind. And, for next time, be sure you whisk your flour and/or cornstarch constantly while you’re adding the broth or turkey juices. This will keep lumps from forming.

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