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Homemade Country Gravy

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Enjoy your homemade country gravy!


  • 4 tablespoons butter or bacon grease
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: a pinch of cayenne pepper or dried herbs for added flavor


1️⃣ Melt the Fat: In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter or bacon grease over medium heat.

2️⃣ Make the Roux: Add the flour to the melted fat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon, cooking the mixture for about 2 minutes until it turns a light brown color.
3️⃣ Gradually Add Milk: Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Keep whisking until the mixture is smooth.
4️⃣ Season the Gravy: Add salt and ground black pepper to taste. For extra flavor, you can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or your choice of dried herbs.
5️⃣ Simmer to Thicken: Continue to cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens to your desired consistency. This usually takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
6️⃣ Adjust and Serve: Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the gravy hot with your favorite dishes like biscuits, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, or over breakfast items.


  • Seasoning is Key: Adjust the seasoning to your taste. Black pepper is essential for that classic country gravy flavor.
  • Consistency Adjustments: You can alter the thickness by adjusting the amount of milk. Add more for a thinner gravy, less for thicker.
  • Flavor Enhancements: For added flavor, consider incorporating garlic powder, onion powder, or herbs like thyme.
  • Storing and Reheating: Store in an airtight container in the fridge. When reheating, do so slowly, stirring frequently.