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Turkey-Foot Gravy

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Ingredients

  • 1 set wild turkey giblets see * Note
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 celery rib chopped
  • 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • Water as needed

Details

Servings 1

Preparation

Step 1

* Note: Wild turkey giblets make a very good gravy. When field-dressing the bird, remove the liver, gizzard, and heart, throwing out any damaged parts. Split the gizzard and turn it inside out, removing the contents. Include the feet, neck, head and wing tips along with the giblets.

Wash the giblets; set the liver aside. Put the rest into a pot, cover with water, and simmer for one hour, or until the gizzard is tender. Add a little water from time to time, just enough to keep the giblets covered, and add the liver 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Remove the giblets, discarding the feet and wing tips. Pull the meat from the rest and chop it, along with the brains. Return the copped meats back to the pot. Bring to a new boil, cover, reduce the heat to very low, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the flour with a little water, making a paste. Heat the butter in a large skillet. Sauté the onion, celery, and parsley for five minutes, then slowly stir in the flour paste with a wooden spoon. Slowly stir in the broth. Add the chopped giblets. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook and stir until the gravy is the consistency you like, adding more water if needed. Stir in the chopped egg.

Serve hot in a gravy boat, along with fired or baked turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. Save leftover gravy for serving over rice, mashed potatoes, or biscuit halves.

This recipe yields ?? servings.

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