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Basic gravy recipe

Making gravy from pan drippings to go with your roast beef or chicken is so easy once you know how.Just whisk it fast so there are no lumps. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 tbsp pan drippings
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups stock


After you have rested your roast, remove the meat from the pan and set aside in a warm place.

Pour off all but 2 tbsp of pan dripping.

Place the pan over a medium heat until the drippings begin to boil.

Sprinkle the plain flour over the drippings and whisk together using a metal whisk to remove all the flavour from the bottom of the pan.

Cook the flour for 2 minutes until slightly coloured.

Whisk in the stock about half a cup at a time until you have the required consistency.



  • The ratio you use is 1 tbsp of pan drippings per tbsp of flour per 1 cup of stock.
  • You can fry some onion in the pan drippings before you make the gravy if you like onion gravy.
  • This works for both chicken, beef and lamb roasts. Just use chicken stock for chicken gravy and beef stocks for lamb and beef.

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This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.