Onion Gravy

Start with some fat…bacon is good, butter will work…

DSCF5281Finely dice :

  • 1 small Onion.

Sauté in butter until golden.

  • Boil a few cups of water (or stock, if you have it).

Crush or dice 2 garlic cloves and add it to the Sauté.

  DSCF5525Slowly add the boiling water, a Tablespoon at a time..no more than 3-4 at once.

Repeat 3 or 4 times until the Onions are dissolved…

This takes patience and can’t be rushed…

The pan needs to be HOT and there are  NO SHORT-CUTS HERE! please don’t use cold or luke-warm water…it must be boiling.

There should be about 1/2 cup liquid including onions.

Remove pan from heat.

Make a slurry of :

  • 1 Tablespoon flour over 3/4 cup cold water in a jar or container with a tight fitting lid.

  Shake until all lumps are gone.

  • Slowly add the slurry to the onion mixture, stirring constantly.

Return to heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

There are many additions you can make for this recipe, including:


Beef Stock

Chicken Stock

Vegetable Stock


Worcestershire Sauce

Red Wine

White Wine

Lemon Juice

Maple Syrup

Black Pepper

Roasted Garlic


Egg Yolk…..


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