A flavorful gravy or sauce can make even the most inexpensive proteins delectable. Here are 10 helpful tips that will result in perfect gravy every time it is prepared!

  1. Use the water temperatures recommended on the gravy package.
  2. Bring the water to a full rolling boil on the stovetop.
  3. Avoid using pump dispensers.
  4. Maintain steam table temperature at 165°F or above.
  5. If storing, divide the gravy into shallow stainless steal pans to cool immediately in the refrigerator.
  6. If re-heating gravy, make sure to use a stove and bring gravy back to at least 165°F quickly.
  7. Prepare gravy needed only for immediate service.
  8. Store online unopened gravy packages at room temperature.
  9. Avoid “double dipping”. Enzymes in saliva will thin gravy (even very small amounts).
  10. Keep fingers, used spoons, and dirty utensils out of the prepared gravy.