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No extra calories in this quick idea using ingredients already in your meal. When you've finished cooking potatoes with your roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken or turkey, remove all of the vegetables from the drippings. Return some potatoes to the drippings & whizz them up with a hand blender. The consistency becomes just like gravy & doesn't add unnecessary flour/cornstarch etc calories. Just plain good food that you were already going to eat!

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If you don't have a hand blender, a regular counter top blender will do just fine.
- Submitted by CHARITYCYCLIST 2/28/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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GIANT-STEPS 2/28/2011 12:14:00 PM

    Gravy isn't super high calorie to start with. A few tablespoons of flour to thicken really doesn't add much; probably less than pureed potato.
If you want gravy that is fairly low fat and calorie try this.
Shake up a jar of water with 4 Tbsp of flour and a pint of water.
Pour all the grease out of the pan you used to cook your roast but leave all the brown glaze on bottom.
Deglaze the pan with your flour/water mixture stiring constantly until you have gravy.
KATEINMICHIGAN 3/3/2011 9:59:00 AM

    I was told that gravy IS high fat -- even if you're careful. I like the idea of using the veggies because, hey, any way to get more fiber and vitamins is good.

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