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!
If you don't have a hand blender, a regular counter top blender will do just fine.
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How you make your gravy can make a difference in the harmful fats that will cause a high calorie gravy.Using a fat separator, remove the oils and fat drippings from your turkey juice. By adding wine, herbs and some salt and pepper you can make a nice turkey stock with no fat. Using cornstarch to thicken is the better alternative.
My mother in law made the tastiest gravy. She removed the pan drippings and added ice cubes to them. After the fat congealed she removed it and then proceded to add thickening agent. There was no fat on the surface of her gravy. Delicious.
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